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Melbourne trapdoor spider (m)

Stanwellia grisea

Description:

Medium-large male.. about 60mm overall.

Habitat:

Exploring urban back yard near midnight (probably for females).

Notes:

"Due to its size, colour and large fangs, these spiders are often thought to be Sydney funnel-web spiders. The Melbourne trap-door spider is a common ground-dwelling spider often encountered by the weekend gardener when digging soil or moving rocks. Both males and females dig silk-lined burrows up to 40 cm deep in soft earth. " - Victoria Museum
A female with larger abdomen can be seen here http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/797...
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...

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2 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Thanks Larry. ;)

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 2 years ago

Lovely spotting Mark!

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jun 18, 2017
Submitted on Sep 16, 2017

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