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Nostera spinata

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Species:
Nostera spinata
(The name shown here is derived from the paper by B.C. Baehr as shown below)
Family:
Zodariidae
Body length:
female: still unknown
male: 5 mm
Habitat:
This spider is a vagrant species that usually is found above ground, under logs or in leaf litter in eucalypt forests, and is recorded as being in Eastern NSW.
Toxicity:
Unknown; the adult is a relatively mobile spider which should be treated with caution
Nostera spinata
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The identification of this spider is based on the following published paper: Baehr B.C. (2017) "The new endemic Australian genus Nosterella and a review of Nostera (Araneae: Zodariidae) including eight new species" Memoirs of the Queensland Museum - Nature 60 53-76.

Known Range: NSW.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other zodariids, and some Battalus species (Family Corinnidae).


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 24 October 2022.