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Tharpyna diademata

Tharpyna diademata

Description:

<5mm. Female with rounded body and crab-like legs Black with white markings

Habitat:

a white, steel, powder coated vertical fence beneath overhanging eucalypts. Dappled shade with afternoon sun. A well established lawn and garden where a policy of providing as safe a ref possible for spiders is practiced

Notes:

This spider first appeared after the steel fence was used to enclose most of the quarter acre block. Only one specimen at a time was ever seen although as the gender was both male and female at different times it is reasonable to assume a breeding population was present. Possibly in the grass fringes along the fence or in the eucalyptus trees overhead. http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details... http://www.findaspider.org.au/find/spide... Attempts were made to identify this species as is done with all species recorded in the yard but was inconclusive at the time. Not knowing what to look for can be difficult as can the fact that there are many species that are not yet discovered Thanks to Chun Xing Wong for the identification

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5 Comments

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 6 years ago

Lol Argy, this spider very fast in a circle

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 6 years ago

Sorry about that spelling. Thank you ChunXingWong

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

maybe search for 6 legs spider :)

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 6 years ago

I will do a little more looking but it looks correct. Thank you Chunxingwong

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 6 years ago

The closest species I could find is the Tharpyna diademata.

StephenSolomons
Spotted by
StephenSolomons

2262, New South Wales, Australia

Lat: -33.24, Long: 151.56

Spotted on Aug 27, 2008
Submitted on Dec 10, 2012

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