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Leichhardteus kroombit

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Species:
Leichhardteus kroombit
(This ID is derived from a paper by B. Baehr and R. Raven
Family:
Corinnidae
formerly Clubionidae
Body length:
female: 10 mm
male: unknown, perhaps 8 mm
Habitat:
A leaf litter vagrant
Toxicity:
Unknown; possibly mildly toxic
Leichhardteus kroombit

This species is quite common in leaf litter in the Toowoomba region but is not often noticed because it is a very fast moving spider and quickly hides itself when disturbed. Not much is known of its natural history, but this spider belongs to the ant-mimic forms of the Family Corinnidae.

The pattern of pale markings on the abdomen of this spider is unique among the known Leichhardteus species.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: A variety of small ground or litter dwelling spiders, including some other Leichhardteus species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 1 January 2017.