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Xamiatus ilara

Fact Box
Species:
Xamiatus ilara (QM)
Family:
Nemesiidae
Body length:
female: about 32 mm
male: about 20 mm
Habitat:
Normally in a burrow in the ground but the males will wander above ground in the breeding season
Toxicity:
Unknown; a large spider so handle with caution
Xamiatus ilara

The photo above shows the spider with a blue tint that is not the normal colour when this spider is viewed in daylight conditions. A more realistic colour is a dark reddish or chocolate colour to almost black.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: This spider is very difficult to recognize except by mygalomorph experts. It has the same general appearance as a variety of other members of the Family Nemesiidae and some other mygalomorphs.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 10 May 2012.