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Green Huntsman

Neosparassus sp.


The colors in the images are accurate. 50mm approx across the legs


this example was discovered on garden lighting


Prof. Atkinson believes this is an undescribed species. A second letter from Rob Whyte agrees with that and both men tell me that the arachnologist working on these was a David Hirst who was unable to continue with his work. It has yet to be picked up by another researcher. Rob Whyte can be found through While Prof Atkinson can be found

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StephenSolomons 6 years ago

Thanks Suz,

suzmonk 6 years ago

Nice job, Stephen ... what a great find!

StephenSolomons 7 years ago

Thank you Bhagya and Vinnie

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

wow!!! what a beauty.....

StephenSolomons 7 years ago

we are still a new nation martin, plenty for people to do and it is wonderful to be able to be a part of it

MartinL 7 years ago

Well spotted Stephen.
I've certainly never described one of these.
There's a lot of work to be done in many groups.

Vinny 7 years ago

Amazing looking spider!

StephenSolomons 7 years ago

I keep thinking there should be a band playing or something. This one is not previously described by science apparently....really, at least a drum!

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Gosford, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Sep 29, 2014
Submitted on Sep 29, 2014


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