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Other hunting spiderEilica sp. (genus)

An Ant spider or Spotted ground spider at ANBG

Eilica sp. (genus) at ANBG - 28 Oct 2018

Identification history

Other hunting spider Eilica sp. (genus) 18 Jan 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Other hunting spider Eilica sp. (genus) 14 Dec 2018 YumiCallaway
Other hunting spider Zodariidae sp. (family) 14 Dec 2018 silversea_starsong

Author's notes

Similar to Habronestes bradleyi, but that its appearance and behaviour is changed to mimic another ant species, Camponotus aeneopilosus. The two spiders were found on the same wall. A colony of each host ant was also present there.

1 comment

   14 Dec 2018
I think your description of its behaviour with ant species and its appearance correspond to the lower image of the gnaphosid genus Eilica, referring to Robert Whyte and Greg Anderson's field guide, page 153.

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Nearby Sightings

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Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at ANBG - 30 Aug 2019 Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at ANBG - 30 Aug 2019 Nesoptilotis leucotis (White-eared Honeyeater) at ANBG - 30 Aug 2019 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 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 Pogonortalis doclea (Boatman fly) at ANBG - 18 Apr 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 Habronestes bradleyi (Bradley's ant-eating 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 Tricholomopsis rutilans complex at ANBG - 21 Apr 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 Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at ANBG - 27 Apr 2010
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at ANBG - 30 Aug 2019
Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at ANBG - 30 Aug 2019
Nesoptilotis leucotis (White-eared Honeyeater) at ANBG - 30 Aug 2019
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
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
Pogonortalis doclea (Boatman fly) at ANBG - 18 Apr 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
Habronestes bradleyi (Bradley's ant-eating 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
Tricholomopsis rutilans complex at ANBG - 21 Apr 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
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at ANBG - 27 Apr 2010

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.106310-35.277042
  • Altitude 617.8m
  • 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
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