- From above
- Oblique view, face on
- Side view
- Another specimen
- Spider with parasite worm?
- Strongly coloured with dark leg bands
- Another specimen from above
- Green specimen, Oct 2009, Enoggera Creek
- Green specimen
- Female from side
- Female in alcohol from side
- Female genitalia
- Female adult Walton Bridge Reserve 300111
- Female adult Walton Bridge Reserve in alcohol 310111
- Female genitalia Walton Bridge Reserve in alcohol 310111
This spider is found in green vegetation in rainforest and eucalypt forests in Australia. It has a pantropical distribution, being found in most wamer areas of the world. Females have a body length to 4 mm, males to 3.5 mm. Usually only observed on silk when it is shaken off its foliage. Chrysso presumably means golden, and pulcherrima beautiful, from the Latin. In English the word pulchritude means beauty. This species was originally give the name Arygyrodes pulcherrimus. It was changed to Chrysso by Levi. Yoshida has suggested it revert to Meotipa, first suggested by Petrunkevitch in 1930, but this suggestion has not yet been accepted. Despite being placed in a different subfamily this spider is quite similar in ghabitat and behaviour to Thwaitesia.
Oblique view, face on
Collected mid June 2009 on the northern side of the junction of Fish and Enoggera Creeks, Walton Bridge Reserve, The Gap.
Spider with parasite worm?
Strongly coloured with dark leg bands
The leg bands bring to mind that this spider must be closely related to Thwaitesia.
Another specimen from above
Not the same specimen as the One above
Green specimen, Oct 2009, Enoggera Creek
Female from side
Female in alcohol from side
Female adult Walton Bridge Reserve 300111
Female adult Walton Bridge Reserve in alcohol 310111
Female genitalia Walton Bridge Reserve in alcohol 310111
- The Find-a-spider Guide by Dr Ron Atkinson - University of Southern Queensland
A guide to spiders in South-east Queensland