AppearanceBody length of males to about 9mm, females 10mm. Both males and females have a distinctive pair of white spots on each side of the abdomen, about half way towards the spinnerets, and both have white markings on the dark cephalothorax, usually a thick white to cream slash from the centre to the trailing edge, and white marks below the posterior lateral eyes on the sides. The female has a cream to white central stripe running lengthways along the most of the abdomen and is usually browner. The males have a fringe of black hairs at the top front of the cephalothorax. The front legs of this spider are long and strong. Capable of taking quite large insects, this spider may be able to inflict bites which might lead to local pain and mild illness.
DistributionThroughout Australia and also known from New Guinea
HabitatOften found on wattles and gums
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