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webs and egg sacs
female: perhaps 5-6 mm|
male: about 5 mm
Probably lives on brown tree trunks or on rock surfaces
Unknown so handle with caution
The distinctive surface characteristics of this spider are the uniform dark brown colour with a pale stripe down the centre of
the abdomen and a black eye patch plus a sparse pattern of white scales. There are no good colour photos of a fresh example of this species
but its name indicates that its appearance is variable anyway. It is a reasonable fit for the genus Sondra and the location in which it was
found (Airlie Beach) is at the lower end of the known range of Sondra variabilis.
Known range: Occasionally found near Innisfail and in coastal Northern NSW but nowhere else.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other genera within the Astiae superfamly.
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Last updated 3 February 2022.