Maratus hesperus

9 "Venus" Peacock Spider at Tharwa, ACT

Maratus hesperus at Tharwa, ACT - 27 Dec 2022
Maratus hesperus at Tharwa, ACT - 27 Dec 2022
Maratus hesperus at Tharwa, ACT - 27 Dec 2022
Maratus hesperus at Tharwa, ACT - 27 Dec 2022
Maratus hesperus at Tharwa, ACT - 27 Dec 2022
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Identification history

Maratus hesperus 28 Dec 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Maratus hesperus 27 Dec 2022 patrickcox

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Significant sighting

MichaelMulvaney noted:

28 Dec 2022

New location for this rarely recorded species

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KorinneM wrote:
   28 Dec 2022
So very cool. I really want to see and photograph a peacock spider one day.

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Egernia cunninghami (Cunningham's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Apr 2019 by Christine
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Apr 2019 by Christine
Acritoscincus duperreyi (Eastern Three-lined Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Apr 2019 by Christine
Acritoscincus duperreyi (Eastern Three-lined Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Apr 2019 by Christine
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 Mar 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 Mar 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Feb 2019 by DPRees125
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) lacthium (halictid bee) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Feb 2019 by DPRees125
Geranium neglectum (Red-stemmed Cranesbill) at Paddys River, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 by BronClarke
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 by Christine

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 27 Dec 2022 01:00 PM Recorded on
  • patrickcox Recorded by

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  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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