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(Identification of this spider is as in notes below)
female: 25 mm|
male: 19 mm
This species lives in a burrow in the ground and is mainly found in arid Central Australia
Bites may cause mild illness but no testing of the venom of this species has been done
The 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, this implying
that there may be several species or subspecies that are easily confused with the specimen Roewer originally named as Hoggicosa bicolor, this name
indicating that some specimens will be found to be partly black and partly a light brown colour, this colour variation changing with the age and sex of the specimen.
Hoggicosa species seem to prefer to build their burrows in drier inland regions of Australia and some of them conserve moisture by fitting a door to
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other Hoggicosa species.
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Last updated 14 May 2017.