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Water spider (Pisauridae)Megadolomedes australianus

Giant water spider at Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

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Megadolomedes australianus at Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve - 1 Jan 2019
Megadolomedes australianus at Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve - 1 Jan 2019

Identification history

Water spider (Pisauridae) Megadolomedes australianus 8 Feb 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 2 Jan 2019 Laserchemisty

Author's notes

Was hiding in a cave alongside the creek, right above the water.

2 comments

Harrisi wrote:
   2 Jan 2019
Looks like Megadolomedes australianus, or Giant Water spider, from the Pisaurid family. Is that Marble Arch Cave/stream?
   2 Jan 2019
I found it next to Mares Forest Creek, just south of the Wombeyan Caves.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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