Hadronyche sp. (genus)

3 A funnel web at Cotter River, ACT

Hadronyche sp. (genus) at Cotter River, ACT - 29 Nov 2021
Hadronyche sp. (genus) at Cotter River, ACT - 29 Nov 2021
Hadronyche sp. (genus) at Cotter River, ACT - 29 Nov 2021
Hadronyche sp. (genus) at Cotter River, ACT - 29 Nov 2021
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Identification history

Hadronyche sp. (genus) 16 Aug 2022 EmmaCollins
Atrax or Hadronyche sp. (genus) 15 Aug 2022 EmmaCollins
Missulena occatoria 29 Nov 2021 bambararick
Unidentified 29 Nov 2021 RAllen

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This one was alive. Two recently deceased funnel webs were also observed being attended by ants. One a few hundred metres from this one and another on track up Gingera.

10 comments

KMcCue wrote:
   29 Nov 2021
Could be a female Mouse Spider
bambararick wrote:
   29 Nov 2021
looks like a red headed mouse spider female to me . . . we get them south of Queanbeyan this time of year.
RAllen wrote:
   29 Nov 2021
All four specimens today showed no red on head.
KMcCue wrote:
   30 Nov 2021
The male M. occatoria has a red head but it is much smaller than the female
RAllen wrote:
   30 Nov 2021
Well that explains why it was placid. That is not aggressive like I believe funnel webs are.
EmmaCollins wrote:
   15 Aug 2022
This one has Atracidae eye arrangement, so I'm going to identify it as such until I'm able to have a closer look. It's not Missulena.
   15 Aug 2022
Thanks Emma your comment about the eyes got me doing a google search and I cam across this pretty good guide for beginners like me, Kevin and Richard.
https://southernforestlife.net/happenings/2018/6/20/getting-to-know-mygals
EmmaCollins wrote:
   16 Aug 2022
Oh, yep, I love that page. It's got some excellent info!
EmmaCollins wrote:
   16 Aug 2022
This one is Hadronyche sp. A lovely female specimen.
Unfortunately it's too difficult to get to species, but a confirmed genus is good!
trevorpreston wrote:
   16 Aug 2022
Thanks Woyapp for these awesome IDs.

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  • 29 Nov 2021 12:18 PM Recorded on
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