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Neosparassus pictus

Fact Box
Species:
Neosparassus pictus (RM)
(or a closely related species)
Previous species name:
Olios pictus
Family:
Sparassidae
formerly Heteropodidae
Body length:
female: about 18 mm
male: about 13 mm
Habitat:
On or under leaves and loose bark
Toxicity:
Bites may lead to mild illness but this species is not naturally aggressive towards humans
Neosparassus pictus
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Underneath spider

The appearance of the black patch on the underside of the abdomen is important for identification of this spider but several other Neosparassus species having a rather similar patch.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Other Australian sparassids, especially Neosparassus calligaster.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 21 September 2009.