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Habronestes bradleyi

Bradley's ant-eating spider at Aranda Bushland

Habronestes bradleyi at Aranda Bushland - 28 Oct 2019
Habronestes bradleyi at Aranda Bushland - 28 Oct 2019
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Identification history

Habronestes bradleyi 28 Oct 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 28 Oct 2019 Kurt

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Author's notes

First I thought this was a meat ant (same size), but now looks like a spider, running nervously around in circles! Location is approximate.

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   29 Oct 2019
A spider that mimics it prey - pretty sneaky

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Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group (Jack jumper) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Jan 2021 by CathB Tharpyna campestrata (Country Crab Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Jan 2021 by CathB Paraphilaeus daemeli (Daemel's Jumper) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Jan 2021 by CathB Deliochus zelivira (Messy Leaf Curling Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Jan 2021 by CathB Lissopimpla excelsa (Orchid dupe wasp) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Jan 2021 by CathB Eurepa marginipennis (Mottled bush cricket) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Jan 2021 by CathB Stephanopis sp. (genus) (Knobbly crab spider) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Dec 2020 by CathB Grevillea alpina (Mountain Grevillea / Cat's Claws Grevillea) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Oct 2020 by Jubeyjubes Daucus glochidiatus (Native Carrot) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Oct 2020 by Jubeyjubes Lamprospora/Octospora at Aranda Bushland - 10 Aug 2020 by CathB Daerlac cephalotes (Ant Mimicking Seedbug) at Aranda Bushland - 23 Apr 2020 by CathB Threnosia heminephes (Halved Footman) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Apr 2020 by CathB Rhinotia haemoptera (Lycid-mimic belid weevil, Slender Red Weevil) at Aranda Bushland - 27 Sep 2019 by CathB Phryganoporus candidus (Foliage-webbing social spider) at Aranda Bushland - 8 Mar 2019 by CathB Eucharitidae (family) (Unidentified ant-parasite wasp) at Aranda Bushland - 8 Mar 2019 by CathB Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Mar 2019 by CathB Lymantriinae (subfamily) (Unidentified Tussock moth) at Aranda Bushland - 27 Feb 2019 by CathB Mirbelia oxylobioides (Mountain Mirbelia) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Dec 2018 by CathB Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Dec 2018 by CathB Tyrtaeosus (genus) (Weevil) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Dec 2018 by CathB Tanychilus sp. (genus) (Comb-clawed beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 20 Nov 2018 by CathB Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at Aranda Bushland - 20 Nov 2018 by CathB Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Aranda Bushland - 20 Nov 2018 by CathB Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Aranda Bushland - 20 Nov 2018 by CathB Pomaderris intermedia (Golden pomaderris) at Aranda Bushland - 27 Sep 2018 by CathB Chrysonoma fascialis (A concealer moth) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Feb 2018 by CathB Acyphas semiochrea (Omnivorous Tussock Moth) at Aranda Bushland - 26 Jan 2018 by CathB Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Aranda Bushland - 26 Jan 2018 by CathB Hyalarcta huebneri (Leafy Case Moth) at Aranda Bushland - 26 Jan 2018 by CathB Daviesia mimosoides (Bitter Pea) at Aranda Bushland - 18 Nov 2017 by PeteWoodall Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Aranda Bushland - 26 Sep 2017 by CathB Pomaderris intermedia (Golden pomaderris) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2017 by CathB Pyronema sp. (A fire fungus) at Aranda Bushland - 28 May 2017 by forgebbaboudit Postia pelliculosa (A wood-rotting bracket fungus) at Aranda Bushland - 28 May 2017 by forgebbaboudit Scleroderma sp. (Earth balls) at Aranda Bushland - 28 May 2017 by forgebbaboudit Neoaratus hercules (Robber fly) at Aranda Bushland - 20 Mar 2015 by KMcCue Ropalidia plebeiana (Small brown paper wasp) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Mar 2014 by CathB
Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group (Jack jumper) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Jan 2021 by CathB
Tharpyna campestrata (Country Crab Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Jan 2021 by CathB
Paraphilaeus daemeli (Daemel's Jumper) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Jan 2021 by CathB
Deliochus zelivira (Messy Leaf Curling Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Jan 2021 by CathB
Lissopimpla excelsa (Orchid dupe wasp) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Jan 2021 by CathB
Eurepa marginipennis (Mottled bush cricket) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Jan 2021 by CathB
Stephanopis sp. (genus) (Knobbly crab spider) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Dec 2020 by CathB
Grevillea alpina (Mountain Grevillea / Cat's Claws Grevillea) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Oct 2020 by Jubeyjubes
Daucus glochidiatus (Native Carrot) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Oct 2020 by Jubeyjubes
Lamprospora/Octospora at Aranda Bushland - 10 Aug 2020 by CathB
Daerlac cephalotes (Ant Mimicking Seedbug) at Aranda Bushland - 23 Apr 2020 by CathB
Threnosia heminephes (Halved Footman) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Apr 2020 by CathB
Rhinotia haemoptera (Lycid-mimic belid weevil, Slender Red Weevil) at Aranda Bushland - 27 Sep 2019 by CathB
Phryganoporus candidus (Foliage-webbing social spider) at Aranda Bushland - 8 Mar 2019 by CathB
Eucharitidae (family) (Unidentified ant-parasite wasp) at Aranda Bushland - 8 Mar 2019 by CathB
Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Mar 2019 by CathB
Lymantriinae (subfamily) (Unidentified Tussock moth) at Aranda Bushland - 27 Feb 2019 by CathB
Mirbelia oxylobioides (Mountain Mirbelia) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Dec 2018 by CathB
Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Dec 2018 by CathB
Tyrtaeosus (genus) (Weevil) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Dec 2018 by CathB
Tanychilus sp. (genus) (Comb-clawed beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 20 Nov 2018 by CathB
Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at Aranda Bushland - 20 Nov 2018 by CathB
Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Aranda Bushland - 20 Nov 2018 by CathB
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Aranda Bushland - 20 Nov 2018 by CathB
Pomaderris intermedia (Golden pomaderris) at Aranda Bushland - 27 Sep 2018 by CathB
Chrysonoma fascialis (A concealer moth) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Feb 2018 by CathB
Acyphas semiochrea (Omnivorous Tussock Moth) at Aranda Bushland - 26 Jan 2018 by CathB
Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Aranda Bushland - 26 Jan 2018 by CathB
Hyalarcta huebneri (Leafy Case Moth) at Aranda Bushland - 26 Jan 2018 by CathB
Daviesia mimosoides (Bitter Pea) at Aranda Bushland - 18 Nov 2017 by PeteWoodall
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Aranda Bushland - 26 Sep 2017 by CathB
Pomaderris intermedia (Golden pomaderris) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2017 by CathB
Pyronema sp. (A fire fungus) at Aranda Bushland - 28 May 2017 by forgebbaboudit
Postia pelliculosa (A wood-rotting bracket fungus) at Aranda Bushland - 28 May 2017 by forgebbaboudit
Scleroderma sp. (Earth balls) at Aranda Bushland - 28 May 2017 by forgebbaboudit
Neoaratus hercules (Robber fly) at Aranda Bushland - 20 Mar 2015 by KMcCue
Ropalidia plebeiana (Small brown paper wasp) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Mar 2014 by CathB

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 28 Oct 2019 01:06 PM Recorded on
  • Kurt Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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