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False funnel-web

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Species:
Aname barrema (QM)
(ID explained below)
Previous species name:
Dekana species (RM)
Family:
Nemesiidae
formerly Dipluridae
Body length:
female: 28 mm including chelicerae
male: 21 mm including chelicerae
Habitat:
This species constructs a burrow in open forest locations; possibly with a side branch and a pair of burrow entrances. In districts where this species is present the burrows are often found in quite large numbers over a small area
Toxicity:
Uncertain; males sometimes enter human habitations and should be not be handled though they are probably harmless
Aname barrema
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The female
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The male
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Male spurs, palps
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a different male?
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Under another male
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Burrow entrance

The male of this species is identified by the shape of the spur and double megaspine on the tibia of the first pair of legs as well as the meat-cleaver like metatarsus on Leg I. Most males are collected in spring. Females occupy a burrow up to 30 cm deep with a thinly webbed collar at its entrance. The range of this species is the Darling Downs region of South Queensland, especially including the area from Chinchilla to Stanthorpe.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Other Aname species as well as some idiopids.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 16 April 2017.