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Copocrossa species (QM)|
(probably juvenile; lighter than the North Queensland species, Copocrossa tenuilineata
female: perhaps 4 mm|
male: about 3 mm
Usually wandering on green leaves or perhaps bark
Too small to be hazardous to humans
Distinguishing features of Copocrossa are its general shape and flattened cephalothorax but
especially its first pair of legs on which the innermost major segment (called the femur) is reasonably long but not very robust, the tibia is very
stout and spiny, and the two outer leg segments are quite thin and short.
The World Spider Catalog only lists one Australian Copocrossa species, Copocrossa tenuilineata, but this is a North Queensland
species whereas the spider in the above images was found in South Queensland. It must therefore be concluded that either this is a second Australian species
or the range of Copocrossa tinuilineata is much wider that was originally believed.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Arasia mollicoma.
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Last updated 8 November 2017.