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Young male Badge Huntsman

Neosparassus diana


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


Suburban garden on camellia leaves.


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

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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 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 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.


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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