Melbourne trapdoor spider

Stanwellia grisea

Stanwellia grisea is a species of spider found in Victoria, Australia.
Victorian Trapdoor spider (Stanwellia grisea) A long-legged dark brown spider with large fangs spotted crawling around the back yard. Fine short hairs on the legs and abdomen gave it a silky look. The small abdomen and large palps suggest that it's a male.
In spite of the common name, these spiders do not build trapdoors. they wait by their burrows to  ambush passing insects. Males are sometimes seen wandering around at night in search of a mate - happens in autumn or early winter. Bites can be deep and painful because of the size of the fangs but they are not known to cause medical problems. Australia,Fall,Geotagged,Melbourne trapdoor spider,Stanwellia grisea

Naming

Synonyms
Aname grisea Hogg, 1901
Aname arborea Hogg, 1901
Aname pellucida Hogg, 1901
Ixamatus gregorii Hogg, 1901
Chenistonia major Hogg, 1901
Aname butleri Rainbow & Pulleine, 1918
Chenistonia major Rainbow & Pulleine, 1918

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http://www.wsc.nmbe.ch/species/22372/Stanwellia_grisea
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassArachnida
OrderAraneae
FamilyNemesiidae
GenusStanwellia
SpeciesStanwellia grisea
Photographed in
Australia