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Neosparassus species?

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Species:
Neosparassus species?
(Identification as recommended by David Hirst, SA Mus.)
Family:
Sparassidae
formerly Heteropodidae
Body length:
female: at least 15 mm
male: slightly smaller than female
Note: Most specimens found by accident will probably be immature
Habitat:
This spider mostly rests on or under green leaves in eucalypt forests but is sometimes found in suburban gardens or even in houses
Toxicity:
Uncertain; may cause mild illness or local pain and inflammation
Neosparassus species?
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The same species?

The spider(s) shown on this page have some similarities with Typostola barbata images presently available on the internet. However, it probably is immature so a link with T. barbata must be considered tentative at the present time.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Other green sparassids such as immature specimens of Neosparassus salacius.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 6 February 2013.