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Atrax sutherlandi

2 Funnel-web Spider at Captains Flat, NSW

Atrax sutherlandi at Captains Flat, NSW - 15 Jan 2022
Atrax sutherlandi at Captains Flat, NSW - 15 Jan 2022
Atrax sutherlandi at Captains Flat, NSW - 15 Jan 2022
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Identification history

Atrax sutherlandi 13 Aug 2022 woyapp
Atrax sutherlandi 13 Jul 2022 trevorpreston
Atrax yorkmainorum 15 Jan 2022 trevorpreston

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6 comments

   28 Jan 2022
I have no idea how to identify this spider other than match it to the CNM database, and it looks like yorkmainorum to me, but will_austin from iNaturalist reckons its Sutherlands Funnelweb spider (Atrax sutherlandi) which he says is incredibly common in Tallaganda.
https://markklwong.weebly.com/uploads/1/0/1/0/101072238/aws_2015.pdf
I cant find anything concrete but after searching the internet I think there is a fair likelyhood this sighting is Sutherlands.
   28 Jan 2022
The suggest species button does not seem to be working on this particular sighting.
   13 Jul 2022
This spider has been identified on iNaturalist as Atrax sutherlandi, and studies from Tallanganda NP and state forest seems to suggest this is the most likely species.
woyapp wrote:
   13 Jul 2022
Hi Trevor, Will Austin is very experienced with Atracidae, so if he has identified it as such, I'd be confident in the accuracy of the ID.
However, I can also confirm with other people I know that are knowledgeable with Mygalamorphs if you like?
   13 Jul 2022
thanks woyapp. I would appreciate that, this and a few other Mygalamorphs have been a long time getting an identity, although I appreciate with some sightings it may be impossible to identify down to species. I don't know if it was Will that identified it on iNaturalist.
woyapp wrote:
   13 Aug 2022
Confirmation that this one is Atrax sutherlandi in that location. Note that there is likely to be an Atrax revision shortly.

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Praxibulus sp. (genus) (A grasshopper) at Captains Flat, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Praxibulus sp. (Short-winged Grasshopper) at Captains Flat, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by tpreston Caenoplana sulphurea (A Flatworm) at Captains Flat, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by tpreston Persoonia chamaepeuce (Dwarf Geebung) at Captains Flat, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by tpreston Caenoplana sulphurea (A Flatworm) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston Australoplana alba (A flatworm) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Bobilla sp. (genus) (A Small field cricket) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Oecophoridae (family) (Unidentified Oecophorid concealer moth) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Australopacifica lucasi (A flatworm) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Australopacifica lucasi (A flatworm) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston Australoplana alba (A flatworm) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston Persoonia chamaepeuce (Dwarf Geebung) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Lobelia pedunculata (Matted Pratia) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston Polyscias sambucifolia (Elderberry Panax) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Praxibulus sp. (genus) (A grasshopper) at Captains Flat, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Praxibulus sp. (Short-winged Grasshopper) at Captains Flat, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Caenoplana sulphurea (A Flatworm) at Captains Flat, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Persoonia chamaepeuce (Dwarf Geebung) at Captains Flat, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Caenoplana sulphurea (A Flatworm) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Australoplana alba (A flatworm) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Bobilla sp. (genus) (A Small field cricket) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Oecophoridae (family) (Unidentified Oecophorid concealer moth) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Australopacifica lucasi (A flatworm) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Australopacifica lucasi (A flatworm) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Australoplana alba (A flatworm) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Persoonia chamaepeuce (Dwarf Geebung) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Lobelia pedunculata (Matted Pratia) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Polyscias sambucifolia (Elderberry Panax) at Captains Flat, NSW - 14 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 15 Jan 2022 09:40 AM Recorded on
  • trevorpreston Recorded by

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  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size

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