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Badge huntsman spider- Neosparassus diana Found hiding under foliage and when disturbed fell to the ground and remained there and looked like dead. To get a photo of the markings on the underside I had to cool the spider down in the fridge for two hours and had about 3 minutes to take the shot. This female is approx 22 mm ( body length) Badge Huntsman Spider,Neosparassus diana Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Badge huntsman spider- Neosparassus diana

Found hiding under foliage and when disturbed fell to the ground and remained there and looked like dead. To get a photo of the markings on the underside I had to cool the spider down in the fridge for two hours and had about 3 minutes to take the shot. This female is approx 22 mm ( body length)

    comments (3)

  1. So cool! It looks like an old man! ;D Posted 4 days ago
    1. Good comparison , just needs a little cap on it's head. Posted 4 days ago
      1. And maybe a monocle? :D Posted 2 days ago

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The Badge Huntsman is widespread across all of Australia in woodland and dry to moist eucalypt forest, less common in the tropical north and the arid areas. It is a large spider, active at night, hunting for prey on tree trunks or on foliage. It has a daytime retreat, sometimes made from leaves woven together, occasionally under bark. The female is fawn to orange to pinkish brown. There is a distinctive black shield with two white spots on the underside of abdomen, usually with an orange stripe.. more

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Patomarazul
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By Ernst

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Uploaded Oct 13, 2018. Captured Oct 12, 2018 15:32.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/18.0
  • 1/1024s
  • ISO3200
  • 70mm