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webs and egg sacs
(Identification as shown below)
female: about 15 mm|
male: about 13 mm
In a burrow in the ground
Bites may cause mild illness
Note: The identity of the spider shown on this page is uncertain. It appears to be identical in markings with Venatrix
pullastra as identified by Dr W. Framenau both on Flickr and in his 2014 book but
Venatrix pullastra is claimed to be present only in Western Australia. Dr. Framenau also says that a very similar species, Venatrix
pseudospeciosa, is found in Eastern Australia (which is where the spider shown above was found) but the available photos of the latter
species all have markings that are a poor match for those of the spider presented on this page.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: A number of other lycosid species, especially members of the genus Venatrix.
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Last updated 2 April 2017.