Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Arachnophobes beware!

As a change of pace from the long rants of recent times, this is a brief post to show off a photo of a spider.
It arrived indoors in a bucket we use to hold string for gardening purposes.


I have attempted to identify it using Find-a Spider. I think the eye pattern is correct for Isopedella sp.  However, looking at that site and Brisbane insects spider pages suggests to me that the taxonomy of spiders is developing in the same way as a web in a high wind, and thus it could well be a different Genus, but I would be surprised if it wasn't in the family Sparassidae (which contains 80 species according to Wikipedia)!

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