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Young male Badge Huntsman

Neosparassus diana

Description:

A small huntsman with a distinct pink tint. About 24mm across.

Habitat:

Suburban garden on camellia leaves.

Notes:

This might have been hunting for Scolypopa australis as there were very many on the same plant. They have been seen in a wide range of colours from pink or tan to brown and almost black... possibly to utilise eucalyptus barks as camouflage ?

1 Species ID Suggestions

Atul
Atul 8 years ago
Badge Huntsman
Neosparassus diana Neosparassus diana (L. Koch, 1875) Badge Huntsman


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5 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

I think you could be right Atul. It was small and slightly translucent looking. I agree with your suggestion - I'll go with that. Young male I think.

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

Argy ...this specimen looks like a juvenile or my be a post moult specimen !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Hey thanks for trying Dave. I just haven't got back to this one... :-)

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 8 years ago

You would think that a spider as famous as the Australian huntsman would be very easy to ID, but I couldn't find a match either.

Dave

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

What a lovely shade of pink this spider is!!

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 10, 2013
Submitted on Feb 10, 2013

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