Neosparassus calligaster

4 Beautiful Badge Huntsman at Hackett, ACT

Neosparassus calligaster at Hackett, ACT - 27 Jun 2021
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Neosparassus calligaster 28 Jun 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Neosparassus diana 27 Jun 2021 cmobbs

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This huntsman was found under a plastic rug outside in our garden. It fell on the ground. When I touched it with a stick it made this very colourful position pushing its abdomen underneath its head to expose its colourful underside. The blue also appeared on its legs. I question whether it is a Neosparassus diana??

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AlisonMilton wrote:
   27 Jun 2021
I suspect that this is actually Neosparassus calligaster
   28 Jun 2021
It is a defensive display - this is a female, the male also has yellow bands on its legs

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  • 27 Jun 2021 04:48 PM Recorded on
  • cmobbs Recorded by

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