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Huntsman spider (Sparassidae)Isopeda sp.(genus)

Huntsman Spider at Murrumbateman, NSW

Isopeda sp.(genus) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 31 Jul 2016

Identification history

Huntsman spider (Sparassidae) Isopeda sp.(genus) 26 Oct 2016 Harrisi
Huntsman spider (Sparassidae) Isopeda sp.(genus) 22 Aug 2016 KimPullen
Unidentified 8 Aug 2016 SallyandPeter

Author's notes

This one sat nicely for me!

7 comments

RogerF wrote:
   9 Aug 2016
Possibly a badge huntsman Neosparassus sp Heteropodidae
   10 Aug 2016
Thanks RogerF, I don't know anything about spiders.
All the best, Peter
   22 Aug 2016
Thanks for your identification
KimPullen wrote:
   22 Aug 2016
Possibly a Neosparassus as Roger says. But I think they have a more convex cephalothorax (combined head and thorax) and shorter legs. Neosparassus also have strong markings (black and white and in some species orange) under the abdomen, but you have to be game to turn one over as they are aggressive and have a nasty bite!
   22 Aug 2016
Hi Kim thanks for your comments. I have never found these terribly aggressive as i have moved them about and handled them occasionally for a long time now. I must admit I have never turned one over to see their abdomen colour! Peter
KimPullen wrote:
   23 Aug 2016
Hi Peter. I should have been clearer - in my experience, among the huntsman spiders only the Badge ones (Neosparassus) are agressive. Isopeda are bigger and come into houses, but are not aggressive, in fact they prefer to run away and hide.
   24 Aug 2016
Thanks Kim. I need to keep it in mind. Obviously not all huntsman are just huntsman. All the best

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Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 2 Oct 2019
Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 1 Oct 2019
Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 7 Aug 2019
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 27 Jul 2019
Strepera versicolor (Grey Currawong) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 13 Jul 2019
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Egernia cunninghami (Cunningham's Skink) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 9 Mar 2019
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Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 2 Mar 2019
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Eurymela distincta (Gumtree leafhopper) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 10 Jul 2018
Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 19 Mar 2018
Eumeninae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Potter wasp) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 8 Mar 2018
Diplacodes melanopsis (Black-faced Percher) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 4 Mar 2018
Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 2 Mar 2018
Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 2 Mar 2018
Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 2 Mar 2018
Laeviscolia frontalis (Two-spot hairy flower wasp) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 1 Mar 2018
Numida meleagris (Helmeted Guineafowl) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 25 Feb 2018
Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 28 Jan 2018
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 28 Jan 2018
Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 28 Jan 2018
Egernia cunninghami (Cunningham's Skink) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 11 Jan 2018
Lychas marmoreus (Marbled Scorpion) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 20 Dec 2017
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 24 Oct 2017
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 10 Oct 2017
Melangyna viridiceps (Hover fly) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 10 Oct 2017
Anthela acuta (Common Anthelid Moth) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 8 Oct 2017
Belenois java (Caper White) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 12 Sep 2017
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 12 Sep 2017
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 6 Aug 2017
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 29 Apr 2017
Miturga sp. (genus) (Unidentified False wolf spider) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 23 Apr 2017
Dasypodia cymatodes (Northern old lady moth) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 29 Mar 2017
Gryllotalpa sp. (genus) (Mole Cricket) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 20 Mar 2017
Charaxes sempronius (Tailed Emperor) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 13 Mar 2017
Scolia (Discolia) verticalis (Yellow-headed hairy flower wasp) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 9 Mar 2017
Tipulidae or Limoniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Crane Fly) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 9 Mar 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 4 Mar 2017
Turdus merula (Common Blackbird) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 2 Mar 2017
Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 17 Feb 2017
Dolichopodidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Long-legged fly) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 9 Feb 2017
Scutigeridae sp. (family) (House Centipede) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 7 Feb 2017
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis (Spotted Grass Frog) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 7 Feb 2017
Dindymus versicolor (Harlequin bug) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 5 Feb 2017
Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 5 Feb 2017
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 5 Feb 2017
Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta (Blue Banded Bee) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 5 Feb 2017
Egernia cunninghami (Cunningham's Skink) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 2 Feb 2017
Ischnura aurora (Aurora Bluetail) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 31 Jan 2017
Hippotion scrofa (Coprosma Hawk Moth) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 29 Jan 2017
Eupoecila australasiae (Fiddler Beetle) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 13 Jan 2017
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 8 Jan 2017
Parentucellia latifolia (Red Bartsia) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 21 Oct 2016
Daviesia genistifolia (Broom Bitter Pea) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 8 Oct 2016
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 30 Sep 2016
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 22 Sep 2016
Geotrupes spiniger (Dor beetle) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 20 Sep 2016
Mantidae sp. (family) (Egg case of praying mantis) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 20 Sep 2016
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 14 Aug 2016
Taeniopygia bichenovii (Double-barred Finch) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 7 Aug 2016
Laccaria sp. (A white-spored mycrorhizal mushroom) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 24 Jul 2016

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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