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Proszynellus sp. (genus)

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Proszynellus sp. (genus) at suppressed - 25 Jan 2023
Proszynellus sp. (genus) at suppressed - 25 Jan 2023
Proszynellus sp. (genus) at suppressed - 25 Jan 2023
Proszynellus sp. (genus) at suppressed - 25 Jan 2023
Proszynellus sp. (genus) at suppressed - 25 Jan 2023
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Identification history

Proszynellus sp. (genus) 12 Feb 2023 MichaelMulvaney
Sondra sp. (genus) 26 Jan 2023 KorinneM
Unidentified 26 Jan 2023 KorinneM

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Didn't have much light, so high ISO images that were dark to begin with. I've deNoised them and upped things to bring out detail a bit, but I don't think altered the colours. It was ridiculously cute and I don't think matches exactly anything here. The waving white pedilaps (sp?)...!!! Edit: after seeing what I think is the same spider the following day, I think it's Sondra sp.


KorinneM wrote:
   12 Feb 2023
@MichaelMulvaney @YumiCallaway any thoughts of whether this can be categorised into the 'Sondra sp.' genus?
   12 Feb 2023
The general colouring and hairiness is about right but the side profile looks wrong )ie the head is too low) but I cannot think of a better option
woyapp wrote:
   12 Feb 2023
I've looked into this one and consulted some others, the suggestion is it's a penultimate male of the genus Proszynellus.
Apparently the fluffy white palps are a diagnostic feature of the genus.
   12 Feb 2023
Thanks Emma - a new one for me
KorinneM wrote:
   12 Feb 2023
@MichaelMulvaney @woyapp Thank you both! Cool! I've got some other shots of similar looking spiders some of which I think are better shots. When and if I ever get enough time to go through my catalogue of photos, I'll get some up. It's interesting, because I've seen an ultra tiny version of this and then a larger version, where there are clear patterns on the abdomen.
woyapp wrote:
   12 Feb 2023
A new one for me too Michael, but that happens surprisingly often!
KorinneM, I look forward to seeing more when you have a chance!

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Species information

  • Proszynellus sp. (genus) Scientific name
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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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