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Homogona pulleinei

Fact Box
Species:
Homogona pulleinei
(as identified by Dr. Robert Raven)
Family:
Idiopidae
formerly Ctenizidae
Body length:
female: about 35 mm
male: about 30 mm
Habitat:
In a burrow with only a partial flap-like door and in mossy rainforest areas; adult males wander above ground at night
Toxicity:
This species may have low toxicity for humans but males should be handled with caution
Homogona pulleinei
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Female and burrow
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Female near burrow
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Front view

Female specimens of many idiopid species are difficult to identify. The spider in the images presented on this page was photographed in a damp rainforest area near the Queensland - New South Wales border where Homogona pulleinei is relatively common. Homogona pulleinei is a much darker spider than most of the other idiopid species found in South Queensland.

Please note that some lists of Australian spiders may still show this species as Cataxia pulleinei, the Cataxia genus being very similar in appearance to Homogona.

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


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 2 November 2009.