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Neosparassus diana (JS) |
(Note: The appearance of the patterned 'badge' on the underside of the abdomen is important
for the identification of this species, several other Neosparassus species, including Neosparassus pictus, having a
somewhat similar patch)
female: 18 mm|
male: 16 mm
On or under leaves and the loose bark of large trees
Bites may lead to mild illness but this species is not known to be very aggressive towards humans
Known range: Recorded from Arnhem Land, NT, across to Cape York, down the east coast of Australia to Victoria and across to Tasmania, Adelaide and the South-west
corner of WA, but partciularly common in the South-east corner of the Australian mainland.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Neosparassus calligaster and other yellow or green Australian sparassids.
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Last updated 22 January 2022.