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Red and black spider . Definitely red and black.<br />
Usually found in leaf litter around eucalyptus trees.  Nicodamus peregrinus,Red & Black Spider Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Red and black spider .

Definitely red and black.
Usually found in leaf litter around eucalyptus trees.

    comments (8)

  1. Wow, what a beauty! Nice species introduction. Posted 15 days ago
    1. Thank you Claire.
      Yes it is a showy spider but it knows how to hide and you don't see it often. It is also very fast.
      Love your photos and your work.
      Posted 14 days ago
      1. Thank you Ernst, I am flattered! Posted 14 days ago
  2. Super shot and great find. Nice work! Posted 12 days ago
    1. Thank you Steven Posted 4 days ago
  3. very colourful spider Ernst great closeup. Posted 6 days ago
  4. Great shot Ernst. These rarely stop moving. Nicodamus has recently gained many more species. Posted 4 days ago
    1. Thanks Mark.
      Yes they are on the move all the time , not like us .
      Posted 4 days ago

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''Nicodamus peregrinus'' known as the Red and Black spider, is a common spider found in eastern and southern Australia. Unlike with the Redback Spider, the bright red coloration does not appear to warn of significant danger to humans. Food is a variety of small insects. They have been recorded in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

Similar species: Spiders
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