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Neosparassus species

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Species:
Neosparassus calligaster (JS)
(or a closely related species)
Previous species name:
Olios calligaster
Family:
Sparassidae
formerly Heteropodidae
Body length:
female: 12-18 mm
male: 10-16 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 calligaster
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Underneath spider
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Underneath spider

The markings on this spider are relatively colourful for an Australian huntsman and the appearance of the black patch on the underside of the abdomen is important for its identification, several other Neosparassus species having a somewhat similar patch.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Other yellow or green Australian sparassids, several of which will be Neosparassus species.


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