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Megadolomedes australianus

Giant water spider at Wombeyan Caves, NSW

Megadolomedes australianus at Wombeyan Caves, NSW - 1 Jan 2019
Megadolomedes australianus at Wombeyan Caves, NSW - 1 Jan 2019
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Identification history

Megadolomedes australianus 8 Feb 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 2 Jan 2019 Laserchemisty

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

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

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Synlestes weyersii at Wombeyan Caves, NSW - 28 Feb 2019 by DPRees125 Heteronympha paradelpha (Spotted Brown) at Wombeyan Caves, NSW - 28 Feb 2019 by DPRees125 Hypocysta metirius (Brown Ringlet) at Wombeyan Caves, NSW - 28 Feb 2019 by DPRees125 Eurema smilax (Small Grass-yellow) at Wombeyan Caves, NSW - 28 Feb 2019 by DPRees125 Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Wombeyan Caves, NSW - 26 Feb 2019 by DPRees125 Diphlebia lestoides (Whitewater Rockmaster) at Wombeyan Caves, NSW - 31 Dec 2018 by Laserchemisty Salticidae (family) (Unidentified Jumping spider) at Wombeyan Caves, NSW - 31 Dec 2018 by Laserchemisty
Synlestes weyersii at Wombeyan Caves, NSW - 28 Feb 2019 by DPRees125
Heteronympha paradelpha (Spotted Brown) at Wombeyan Caves, NSW - 28 Feb 2019 by DPRees125
Hypocysta metirius (Brown Ringlet) at Wombeyan Caves, NSW - 28 Feb 2019 by DPRees125
Eurema smilax (Small Grass-yellow) at Wombeyan Caves, NSW - 28 Feb 2019 by DPRees125
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Wombeyan Caves, NSW - 26 Feb 2019 by DPRees125
Diphlebia lestoides (Whitewater Rockmaster) at Wombeyan Caves, NSW - 31 Dec 2018 by Laserchemisty
Salticidae (family) (Unidentified Jumping spider) at Wombeyan Caves, NSW - 31 Dec 2018 by Laserchemisty

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 1 Jan 2019 04:19 PM Recorded on
  • Laserchemisty Recorded by

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