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Habronestes hunti


Habronestes hunti
Photo Information
Copyright: des hoi (deshoi) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 2 N: 65] (322)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-09
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Pentax K20 d, Pentax F 100/2.8 macro
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-17 3:28
Viewed: 3419
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
9-dotted Ground Spider.
This species is not normally seen in association with any kind of insect-trapping web but prefers to ambush insects. Its preferred food is said to be ants.

Distinguishing features of this spider are the pattern and colour of its markings and the circle of 6 eyes surrounding a central pair of eyes.

Species:
Habronestes hunti
(Identified by Barbara Baehr, Queensland Museum)

Family:
Zodariidae

Body length:
female: about 14 mm
male: about 12 mm

Habitat:
In retreats, which may be shallow burrows in the ground, or on/under leaves in eucalypt forests

Toxicity:
The toxicity of this relatively large spider is unknown so it should be handled with caution


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Hi Des.
Very good macro excellent details and colours.
Cheers Dave

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2009-12-17 5:29]

Great information and detailed photo. It is a pleasure to watch your photos and read notes. Please keep them coming.

Hello Des.
Terrible capture.Verry good details and clarity in yours picture.
Well done.
Friendly regards.Alin.

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