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Other hunting spiderHabronestes bradleyi

Bradley's ant-eating spider at ANBG

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Habronestes bradleyi at ANBG - 28 Oct 2018
Habronestes bradleyi at ANBG - 28 Oct 2018

Identification history

Other hunting spider Habronestes bradleyi 18 Jan 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Other hunting spider Habronestes bradleyi 14 Dec 2018 silversea_starsong
Other hunting spider Zodariidae sp. (family) 14 Dec 2018 silversea_starsong

Author's notes

Mimics of Iridomyrmex purpureus. The spiders hid in crevices and ambushed these ants when they wandered too close. I did not see them attempt to attack any other insect.

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Nearby Sightings

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Unidentified Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) (TBC) at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019 Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 20 Jul 2019 Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 Nasutitermes sp. (genus) (Snouted termite, Gluegun termite) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 Pycnobraconoides sp. (genus) (TBC) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 Epopostruma sp. (genus) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-tailed spiny ant) at ANBG - 2 Jun 2019 Cicadellidae sp. (family) (TBC) at ANBG - 1 Jun 2019 Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 31 May 2019 Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 31 May 2019 Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at ANBG - 31 May 2019 Unidentified at ANBG - 31 May 2019 Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at ANBG - 30 May 2019 Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 30 May 2019 Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 30 May 2019 Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 25 May 2019 Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-tailed spiny ant) at ANBG - 4 May 2019 Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 4 May 2019 Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at ANBG - 29 Mar 2019 Ganoderma at ANBG - 29 Mar 2019 Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-tailed spiny ant) at ANBG - 24 Mar 2019 Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at ANBG - 23 Mar 2019 Gymnopilus junonius (Spectacular Rustgill) at ANBG - 16 Mar 2019 Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at ANBG - 19 Feb 2019 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at ANBG - 26 Jan 2019 Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at ANBG - 12 Jan 2019 Netrocoryne repanda (Bronze Flat) at ANBG - 19 Dec 2018 Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at ANBG - 19 Dec 2018 Saproscincus mustelinus (Weasel Skink) at ANBG - 7 Dec 2018 Eilica sp. (genus) (An Ant spider or Spotted ground spider) at ANBG - 28 Oct 2018 Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at ANBG - 15 Oct 2018 Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at ANBG - 11 Sep 2018 Ninox boobook (Southern Boobook) at ANBG - 10 Sep 2018 Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at ANBG - 21 Aug 2018 Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 19 Jun 2018 Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at ANBG - 22 May 2018 Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at ANBG - 22 May 2018 Achyra affinitalis (Cotton Web Spinner) at ANBG - 12 Apr 2018 Tipulidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Crane Fly) at ANBG - 31 Dec 2017 Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at ANBG - 17 Dec 2017 Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at ANBG - 27 Oct 2017 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at ANBG - 14 Oct 2017 Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at ANBG - 29 Sep 2017 Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2017 Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2017 Accipiter cirrocephalus (Collared Sparrowhawk) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2017 Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at ANBG - 16 Jul 2017 Cladonia sp. (A Lichen) at ANBG - 16 Jun 2017 Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at ANBG - 21 Jan 2017 Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at ANBG - 27 Oct 2016 Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at ANBG - 21 Oct 2016 Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) hiltacum (Red-tailed bee) at ANBG - 21 Oct 2016 Scutiphora pedicellata (Metallic Jewel Bug) at ANBG - 27 Dec 2015 Commius elegans (Cherry Ballart Shield Bug) at ANBG - 13 Dec 2015 Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at ANBG - 13 Dec 2015 Rhipidura rufifrons (Rufous Fantail) at ANBG - 27 Mar 2015
Unidentified Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) (TBC) at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 20 Jul 2019
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019
Nasutitermes sp. (genus) (Snouted termite, Gluegun termite) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019
Pycnobraconoides sp. (genus) (TBC) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019
Epopostruma sp. (genus) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019
Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-tailed spiny ant) at ANBG - 2 Jun 2019
Cicadellidae sp. (family) (TBC) at ANBG - 1 Jun 2019
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 31 May 2019
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 31 May 2019
Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at ANBG - 31 May 2019
Unidentified at ANBG - 31 May 2019
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at ANBG - 30 May 2019
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 30 May 2019
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 30 May 2019
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 25 May 2019
Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-tailed spiny ant) at ANBG - 4 May 2019
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 4 May 2019
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at ANBG - 29 Mar 2019
Ganoderma at ANBG - 29 Mar 2019
Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-tailed spiny ant) at ANBG - 24 Mar 2019
Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at ANBG - 23 Mar 2019
Gymnopilus junonius (Spectacular Rustgill) at ANBG - 16 Mar 2019
Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at ANBG - 19 Feb 2019
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at ANBG - 26 Jan 2019
Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at ANBG - 12 Jan 2019
Netrocoryne repanda (Bronze Flat) at ANBG - 19 Dec 2018
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at ANBG - 19 Dec 2018
Saproscincus mustelinus (Weasel Skink) at ANBG - 7 Dec 2018
Eilica sp. (genus) (An Ant spider or Spotted ground spider) at ANBG - 28 Oct 2018
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at ANBG - 15 Oct 2018
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at ANBG - 11 Sep 2018
Ninox boobook (Southern Boobook) at ANBG - 10 Sep 2018
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at ANBG - 21 Aug 2018
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 19 Jun 2018
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at ANBG - 22 May 2018
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at ANBG - 22 May 2018
Achyra affinitalis (Cotton Web Spinner) at ANBG - 12 Apr 2018
Tipulidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Crane Fly) at ANBG - 31 Dec 2017
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at ANBG - 17 Dec 2017
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at ANBG - 27 Oct 2017
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at ANBG - 14 Oct 2017
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at ANBG - 29 Sep 2017
Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2017
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2017
Accipiter cirrocephalus (Collared Sparrowhawk) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2017
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at ANBG - 16 Jul 2017
Cladonia sp. (A Lichen) at ANBG - 16 Jun 2017
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at ANBG - 21 Jan 2017
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at ANBG - 27 Oct 2016
Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at ANBG - 21 Oct 2016
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) hiltacum (Red-tailed bee) at ANBG - 21 Oct 2016
Scutiphora pedicellata (Metallic Jewel Bug) at ANBG - 27 Dec 2015
Commius elegans (Cherry Ballart Shield Bug) at ANBG - 13 Dec 2015
Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at ANBG - 13 Dec 2015
Rhipidura rufifrons (Rufous Fantail) at ANBG - 27 Mar 2015

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.106252-35.277093
  • Altitude 628.4m
  • Defined Locations ANBG
  • Places Acton, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 28 Oct 2018 Recorded on
  • silversea_starsong Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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