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Badge huntsman spider

Neosparassus diana

Description:

Small light brown spider with eight eyes surrounding a lighter eyebrow ridge. There are four spotted dimples on its huge abdomen.

Habitat:

Suburban backyard, attracted to kitchen window possibly for hunting.

Notes:

Spider #9 See another one here http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/799...

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6 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 2 years ago

The badge huntsman has a pair of false eyes strategically positioned to discourage attack from the rear.
http://lifeunseen.com/index2_item_3582.p...

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 2 years ago

Good point! ;-)

Atul
Atul 2 years ago

superb!

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Awesome!

MartinL
MartinL 2 years ago

Thanks Goody. Who said it was relaxed?

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 2 years ago

Great photos and a fine job in getting it to relax on your hand. I know how fast they can be!

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.80, Long: 145.28

Spotted on Feb 8, 2012
Submitted on Feb 8, 2012

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