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Meedo gympie?

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Meedo gympie?
(Note: According to Platnick this the most likely name for this Brisbane spider but Neato beewah and Peeto rodmani also have been found in the same locality)
Body length:
female: 8 mm
male: 5.5 mm
This species probably spends most of its time in leaf litter but little is known about its habits
Unknown but this species is probably harmless to humans
Meedo gympie?
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View from above
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Underside of male
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Underneath male

Distinguishing features of this spider are its long, slender, unspined legs, the first and fourth pairs of which are much longer than the other two pairs, and its shiny black body with orange areas on the legs.

The male shown on this page appears to be darker than would be expected from Platnick's description of the known South Queensland gallieniellids but the apparent complete lack of leg spines makes this spider most likely to be Meedo gympie.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Venonia micarioides.

Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 6 May 2009.