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Red Headed Mouse Spider 15Jun2020 After a couple of days of nice rains and heavy fog on the hills in the morning, met this guy as walking back down Horsnells Gully. Apologies for the quality - my S5Mini...<br />
Took a vid:<br />
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Red Headed Mouse Spider 15Jun2020

After a couple of days of nice rains and heavy fog on the hills in the morning, met this guy as walking back down Horsnells Gully. Apologies for the quality - my S5Mini...
Took a vid:

    comments (4)

  1. Love this post, thanks also for adding video! Posted 11 months ago
  2. Love those redheads. Yet to see one in the wild. Posted 11 months ago
    1. Always very startling when you come across one! Posted 11 months ago
  3. I join Mark ^...I've yet to see in a natural habitat - lucky you! Thank you for sharing here. Posted 11 months ago

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''Missulena occatoria'', known as the red-headed mouse spider, is found in Southern Australia, from open forest to desert shrubland. It is the largest and most widely distributed ''Missulena'' species, because the spiderlings are wind-dispersed. Normally this only occurs with araneomorph spiders, mygalomorph spiders normally disperse by walking.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by betsuin
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Uploaded Jun 15, 2020. Captured Jun 15, 2020 14:30.
  • SM-G800Y
  • f/2.4
  • 1/33s
  • ISO160
  • 3.3mm