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Feather horned Longicorn (♂)

Piesarthrius marginellus


About 25mm body length.
Distinctively male with highly pectinate antennae.


Recently trapped by a house spider (badumna sp?) web near a light.


Very difficult to clean those antennae without damaging them.
As these are not common (hadn't seen one for several years) I decided to release this one because it had not yet been envenomed.
suborder: POLYPHAGA
tribe: Strongylurini
genus: Piesarthrius

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Maria dB
Maria dB 3 months ago

Especially like the last photo! Did it sit still while you rescued it?

AshleyT 3 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 months ago

Believe me tukup it is a very well fed spider... looks like she needs to diet. ;-)

Tukup 3 months ago

That last foto is a dandy Mark. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for rescuing it. I'm sure the spider can live on less exotic food :-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 months ago

Oh thanks Sergio. Now I feel better... ;-)
(Set up next to the light and it's the biggest fattest house spider I've ever seen - might need to go on a diet anyway)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 3 months ago

Great find Mark. I am sure that the spider will find another meal.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Jan 29, 2019
Submitted on Mar 27, 2019

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