Lycosidae (family)

2 Unidentified wolf spider at Symonston, ACT

Lycosidae (family) at Symonston, ACT - 29 May 2020
Lycosidae (family) at Symonston, ACT - 29 May 2020
Lycosidae (family) at Symonston, ACT - 29 May 2020
Lycosidae (family) at Symonston, ACT - 29 May 2020
Lycosidae (family) at Symonston, ACT - 29 May 2020
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Lycosidae (family) 17 Jul 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) 8 Jun 2020 BIrdsinCanberra

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I came across this Tasmanicosa Wolf Spider in a burrow at the northernmost dam. She was in a burrow with no lid, waiting on the edge of it but did not come out, in fact she withdrew slightly further in as I photographed her. The photo has a leaf in it that may give an idea of scale.

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   17 Jul 2021
Unfortunately while hiding in its burrow we can't see whether it has the "union jack" patterning its thorax - which means Venatrix can't be ruled out.
   18 Jul 2021
Hi Michael, I understand. Many thanks for trying to identify the spider.

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