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Pediana regina |
(as shown by R. Mascord and Whyte and Anderson in their 2017 book; see below)
female: 25 mm|
male: 19 mm
Usually under loose bark
Unknown; potentially hazardous to humans so handle with caution
The spider shown above is a good match for a photo presented in the following book: Whyte R. and Anderson G. (2017) "A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia" CSIRO Publishing, Clayton
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 but is similar to some Australian Isopedella species.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Isopedella flavida.
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Last updated 7 February 2019.