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Battalus diadens

Fact Box
Species:
Battalus diadens
(ID from a paper by R. Raven)
Family:
Corinnidae
Body length:
female: about 8 mm
male: 8 mm
Habitat:
Fast moving; may be found in crevices,under logs or in leaf litter
Toxicity:
Unknown; probably not dangerous but treat with caution
Battalus diadens
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Another view
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Female from above
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Female front view
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Female side view

The identity of this spider is based on published images and also on the fact that B. diadens is shown in the Atlas of Living Australia as being recorded for almost the exact location where the spiders shown on this page were actually found. In addition, the only other two Battalus known to be present in NSW are Battalus adamparsonsi and Battalus wallum and both of these are distinctly different in appearance.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other corinnids and even some gnaphosids.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 12 March 2017.