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Paraembolides boycei

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Species:
Paraembolides boycei (Main)
Previous species name:
Bymainiella boycei (RM)
Family:
Hexathelidae
formerly Dipluridae
Body length:
female: 19 mm
male: 14 mm
Habitat:
This spider builds a burrow in crevices in tree trunks; the dense white silk at the funnel entrance is distinctive and if present at all in an area of bush, this species is usually found in large numbers
Toxicity:
Uncertain; not as naturally aggressive as funnel-web spider
Paraembolides boycei
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View from above
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Burrow entrance

The 'chevron' pattern on the upper surfaces of the abdomen is an important identifying characteristic.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Euoplos species, Aname species, Namea salanitri, and Misgolas species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 7 February 2002.