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Huntsman

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Species:
Isopedella flavida (Platnick)
Previous species name:
Isopeda flavida (QM)
Family:
Sparassidae
formerly Heteropodidae
Body length:
female: 23 mm
male: 19 mm
Habitat:
Under loose bark but also on walls in sheds and houses
Toxicity:
Uncertain; may only induce mild illness but probably can cause necrotising arachnidism
Isopedella flavida
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Front view
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Eye pattern
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Egg sac

Males of this species are commonly found on the inside walls of houses on the Darling downs.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Isopeda vasta, Holconia immanis and Pediana regina.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 7 February 2002.