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Namea flavomaculata

Fact Box
Species:
Namea flavomaculata (QM)
(or a closely related species)
Family:
Nemesiidae
formerly Dipluridae
Body length:
female: about 20 mm
male: about 16 mm
Habitat:
In a sloping burrow, perhaps with an internal door, usually in rainforest locations
Toxicity:
Unknown but bites by the male (at least) of this large species may cause serious illness in humans so treat with caution
Namea flavomaculata
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With surface web
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Underside of female

This species is not often found by members of the public in South-east Queensland because it prefers rainforest locations which tend to be within the National Park boundaries of the Queensland-New South Wales border ranges. The lighter patches on the legs of this species appear to be distinctive but are most obvious on immature females and tend to darken as the spiders reach adulthood.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: None.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 1 December 2008.