Find a spider by...
webs and egg sacs
(based on similarities with other lycosids)
female: about 15 mm|
male: about 13 mm
In a burrow in the ground
Bites may cause mild illness
Note: The Lycosidae of Australia are very difficult to identify without the aid of a stereo microscope and extensive taxonomic details. Surface markings can be
quite variable for a given species, from specimen to specimen, from male to female, and from juvenile to adult. Over the last decade or so a major revision of the
Australian wolf spider fauna has been undertaken by Dr. Volker Framenau and his colleagues. This revision is not yet complete so some of the lycosid identifications
shown on this website are likely to be incorrect either now or in the near future. At the end of 2010 the most reliable
sources of information/photos about the Australian lycosids can be found at the following two websites:
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: A number of other lycosid species, especially members of the genus Venatrix.
Email Ron Atkinson for more information.
Last updated 30 November 2012.