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An Ant spider or Spotted ground spider at ANBG

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

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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.

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   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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Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at ANBG - 27 Apr 2010 by Christine

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.106310-35.277042
  • Altitude 617.8m
  • Maps ANBG
  • Places Acton, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information


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