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Huntsman

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Species:
Holconia species (D. Hirst)
Family:
Sparassidae
Body length:
female: about 40 mm
male: about 32 mm
Habitat:
Probably found under loose bark
Toxicity:
May cause mild illness
Holconia species

The identification of this spider was made by David Hirst, SA Museum, who advises that this may be Holconia insignis or perhaps Holconia hirsuta.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Many other huntsman species, including Holconia immanis and Heteropoda jugulans.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 3 April 2009.