|Copyright: des hoi (deshoi)
|Date Taken: 2009-12-09|
|Camera: Pentax K20 d, Pentax F 100/2.8 macro|
|Exposure: f/18.0, 1/80 seconds|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-12-17 3:28|
|[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.
(Identified by Barbara Baehr, Queensland Museum)
female: about 14 mm
male: about 12 mm
In retreats, which may be shallow burrows in the ground, or on/under leaves in eucalypt forests
The toxicity of this relatively large spider is unknown so it should be handled with caution
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