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Namirea planipes

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Namirea planipes
(identification is based on a paper by Dr Robert Raven)
(formerly Dipluridae)
Body length:
female: about 15 mm
male: about 14 mm
The females occupy a tangled irregular curtain web built under naturally occurring ledges of wood, stone or soil; the males wander during the breeding season
This species' venom toxicity is unknown so handle with caution
Namirea planipes
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Another female
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Its burrow
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Juvenile, side view
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Underneath juvenile

This species is not often found by members of the public in South-east Queensland because it prefers rainforest or moist open forest locations which tend to be within National Park boundaries. The very long spinnerets this spider possesses are distinctive but are also seen on the other common diplurids of South Queensland, especially Australothele jamiesoni.

Dr Raven has indicated that this species differs from Australothele jamiesoni in that its male is not as dark and lacks the spur on Leg I which is a characteristic of Australothele jamiesoni.

Known Range: The webs of this species are quite often seen at the bases of dead trees along the edges of water courses in South-east Queensland.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Australothele jamiesoni.

Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 4 January 2022.