Tmarus (bark crab spiders)
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Tmaris male sp nov. (bark crab spider).
[image N. Larsen ©]
Long-bodied and cryptically coloured in cream to brown
mottled greys, browns and black which affords camouflage on bark. Tmarus
rests on a twig with anterior legs outstretched forward and hind legs tucked in
next to body holding on. A world wide genus with 9 described species and 1
undescribed in South Africa.