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Red - Black spider


A medium size spider with very distinctive patterns. family NICODAMIDAE


found under bark of a river redgum at Yea wetlands reserve.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Leuba dug up some good info on these and it seems Ambicodamus crinitus is likely (found in southern Vic and Tasmania) I think it's a matter of goolies under the microscope for all 7 genera and 29 species to be sure. Check Leuba's link

MartinL 7 years ago

Checking the Wiki range for the family Nicodamidae lists five species in five genera that are recorded in Victoria. This does not include Oncodamus (NSW) so I reject my own ID suggestion.
The possibilities include the following but I cannot tell them apart.
?Ambicodamus crinitus
? Nicodamus peregrinus

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

I can't see much difference either but there are now several ID's including Nicodamus sp. (just put up by Stephen Thorpe ) I'm as keen as any to determine the right names - just thought I might get your comments :-)

MartinL 7 years ago

I cannot see much difference. Is there a feature that causes you to prefer this ID?

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Molesworth, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on May 19, 2014
Submitted on May 19, 2014

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