Sighting

Irene Richardson 16 Jul 2016

Trapdoor species_ Idiopidae: Misgolas

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Sighted 16 Nov 2015
46 Dolomite Dr, Mount Fairy NSW 2580, Australia

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  • Ken Walker 12 August 2016
    Misgolas
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Araneae: Idiopidae: Misgolas
    Ken Walker says

    Dr Robert Raven has now updated the identification to this genus.

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  • Irene Richardson 16 July 2016
    Atrax
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Araneae: Hexathelidae: Atrax
    Irene Richardson says

    There are several burrows close together under eucalyptus trees in a slightly moist spot. They usually just sit at the edge of their burrow well after dark, waiting for prey. I try to use a torch to take a photo however when I did use the flash, the spider came right out. We visit the property 2 or 3 times a year and park the caravan a respectful distance away!

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  • Ken Walker 19 July 2016
    Aname
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Araneae: Nemesiidae: Aname
    Ken Walker says

    Atrax spiders are quite distinct. They are generally jet black, the cephalothorax is sharply raised, the cephalothorax does not contain copious amounts of hair as seen in these image.

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