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Huntsman

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Species:
Holconia immanis
(BB)
Previous species name:
Isopeda immanis
Family:
Sparassidae
formerly Heteropodidae
Body length:
female: 45 mm
male: 32 mm
Habitat:
Mostly under loose bark but may be found in sheds and houses
Toxicity:
Uncertain; may cause mild illness
Holconia immanis
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The male
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Another female
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Female and eggs

This is one of the larger Australian huntsman species and is very common in eucalypt forests throughout Australia. It occasionally ventures into houses and sheds.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Other huntsman species, including Isopeda vasta and Heteropoda jugulans.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 19 February 2009.