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Hetaerica scenica |
(Identified by Barbara Baehr, Queensland Museum)
female: 13 mm|
male: 11 mm
In retreats, which may be shallow burrows in the ground, or on/under leaves in eucalypt forests
Unknown so treat with caution
This species is not normally seen in association with any kind of insect-trapping web but prefers to ambush insects. Its preferred food is said to be ants.
Distinguishing features of this spider are the pattern and colour of its markings and the circle of 6 eyes surrounding a central pair of eyes.
Known Range: Common from Cairns down the Queensland and NSW coasts to the Victorian border.
Spiders with a very similar appearance: Storena formosa, Habronestes hunti, and Subasteron daviesae.
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Last updated 18 January 2022.