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Hoggicosa species?

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Species:
Hoggicosa species?
(Identification of this spider is as in notes below)
Family:
Lycosidae
Body length:
female: 25 mm
male: 19 mm
Habitat:
This species lives in a burrow in the ground and is mainly found in arid Central Australia
Toxicity:
Bites may cause mild illness but no testing of the venom of this species has been done
Hoggicosa species?
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Another specimen
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Rear view

The suggested identity of this species was derived from a research paper by Langlands and Framenau and a photo of an immature female specimen placed on the Flickriver website by Volker Framenau. Present evidence indicates that it is best to state that the spider shown on this page is probably part of the Hoggicosa bicolor group but could perhaps be the 'undescribed grey wolf spider' mentioned in the Langlands and Framenau paper.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other Hoggicosa species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 22 June 2017.