The Find-a-Spider Guide

The Find-a-Spider Guide    The Find-a-Spider Guide    The Find-a-Spider Guide    The Find-a-Spider Guide
Find a spider by...     common name     location       species       family       webs and egg sacs     photos

Pediana regina

Fact Box
Species:
Pediana regina (RM)
Family:
Sparassidae
formerly Heteropodidae
Body length:
female: 25 mm
male: 19 mm
Habitat:
Usually under loose bark
Toxicity:
Unknown; potentially hazardous to humans so handle with caution
Pediana regina
Click to enlarge
The underside
Click to enlarge
Bark camouflage
Click to enlarge
A related species?
Click to enlarge
Underneath spider

The legs of this huntsman spider do not curve forward to the same extent as for most other sparassids. The pattern on the upper surfaces of the abdomen is distinctive.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Isopedella flavida.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 20 August 2010.