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Mt Tamborine trapdoor
Euoplos variabilis (QM)|
(This species was first described by Rainbow and Pulleine as Tambouriniana
variabilis flavomaculata: see notes below)
female: about 35 mm|
male: about 30 mm
Females (at least) will be in a burrow with a door
This spider may exhibit an aggressive stance but seems to have venom of low toxicity
This species was originally named as Tambouriniana variabilis flavomaculata in the following paper: Rainbow WJ and Pulleine RH (1918)
"Australian trap-door spiders" in Records of the Australian Museum, 12, pages 81-169. However, the generic name of this spider
has now been changed to Euoplos variabilis.
Known Range: This species was once called Tambouriniana because it was initially found in the border ranges of South Queensland and in particular,
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Euoplos species.
Email Ron Atkinson for more information.
Last updated 5 January 2022.