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Spider /  ScorpionHemicloea sp.

Flat bark spider at Unknown

4 images

Hemicloea sp. at Unknown - 1 Jun 2018
Hemicloea sp. at Unknown - 1 Jun 2018
Hemicloea sp. at Unknown - 1 Jun 2018
Hemicloea sp. at Unknown - 1 Jun 2018

Identification history

Spider /  Scorpion Hemicloea sp. 10 Jun 2018 KerriLee
Spider /  Scorpion Hemicloea sp. 10 Jun 2018 jbromilow50
Spider /  Scorpion Delena cancerides 10 Jun 2018 jbromilow50

Author's notes

Found on a wall inside a house, looks like a Juvenile Social Huntsman.


KerriLee wrote:
   10 Jun 2018
Hi John ... does look similar to Delena, but it's unusually dark. Also, the front two pairs of legs are normally noticeably longer than the other legs (in most huntsman) ... they look almost equal here. It actually looks rather like a Trochanteriidae. I'll ask Stuart Harris what he thinks
   10 Jun 2018
Wonderful Kerri, I've been labouring over this for quite a while. Now that I know what a trochanter is, they don't look unusually long in this spider; but it does seem to have long spines (or at least hairs) on its legs; also it was a very flat spider; it could walk very fast over a plaster wall but I didn't see it on glass. Looks very like Hemicloea, on p154, Robert Whyte & Greg Anderson, A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia.
Harrisi wrote:
   10 Jun 2018
I'd go with Hemicloea sp. as per ref above. Eye formation would be the clinger. Spider in that pic is missing right leg 2.
KerriLee wrote:
   10 Jun 2018
Thanks Stuart - much appreciated.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 1 Jun 2018 9:11 PM Recorded on
  • jbromilow50 Recorded by
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