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Unknown lamponid

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Species:
Unknown lamponid (QM)
Family:
Lamponidae
Body length:
female: about 15 mm
male: about 12 mm
Habitat:
Found under bark or wandering on open surfaces in tropical rainforest locations
Toxicity:
Handle with caution but it probably does not cause necrotising arachnidism
Lamponid species

This species appears similar to the white-tailed spider, Lampona murina, but recent taxanomic work has indicated that the Family Lamponidae actually contains almost 200 members, most of which are no longer classified as Lampona species. It is very difficult for a non-expert to distinguish many of these species from each other.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Lampona murina and other Australian lamponids.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 2 April 2009.