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Neosparassus calligaster

4 Beautiful Badge Huntsman at Hackett, ACT

Neosparassus calligaster at Hackett, ACT - 27 Jun 2021
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Identification history

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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   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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Alternanthera sp. A Flora of NSW (M. Gray 5187) J. Palmer at Hackett, ACT - 18 Mar 2022 by cmobbs Lythrum hyssopifolia (Small Loosestrife) at Hackett, ACT - 18 Mar 2022 by cmobbs Malva neglecta (Dwarf Mallow) at Hackett, ACT - 8 Feb 2022 by cmobbs Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail) at Hackett, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by cmobbs Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca (Mexican Poppy, Prickly Poppy) at Hackett, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by cmobbs Columba leucomela (White-headed Pigeon) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Dec 2021 by cmobbs Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Hackett, ACT - 25 Aug 2021 by cmobbs Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Hackett, ACT - 30 Apr 2021 by cmobbs Eurymeloides pulchra (Gumtree hopper) at Hackett, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by cmobbs Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Hackett, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by cmobbs Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Hackett, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by Avery Eriococcidae sp. on Eucalyptus blakelyi (Felted scale on Eucalyptus blakelyi) at Hackett, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by cmobbs
Alternanthera sp. A Flora of NSW (M. Gray 5187) J. Palmer at Hackett, ACT - 18 Mar 2022 by cmobbs
Lythrum hyssopifolia (Small Loosestrife) at Hackett, ACT - 18 Mar 2022 by cmobbs
Malva neglecta (Dwarf Mallow) at Hackett, ACT - 8 Feb 2022 by cmobbs
Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail) at Hackett, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by cmobbs
Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca (Mexican Poppy, Prickly Poppy) at Hackett, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by cmobbs
Columba leucomela (White-headed Pigeon) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Dec 2021 by cmobbs
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Hackett, ACT - 25 Aug 2021 by cmobbs
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Hackett, ACT - 30 Apr 2021 by cmobbs
Eurymeloides pulchra (Gumtree hopper) at Hackett, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by cmobbs
Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Hackett, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by cmobbs
Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Hackett, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by Avery
Eriococcidae sp. on Eucalyptus blakelyi (Felted scale on Eucalyptus blakelyi) at Hackett, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by cmobbs

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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

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  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size

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