Spider ID please.

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  1. Ellannn

    Ellannn Well-Known Member

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    Can some one please id this little guy please. Mum found it in her backyard and we've never seen one like this before. We live in sydney.


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    it's looks like a garden orb spider
     
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    Defiantly a huntsman, probably isopeda sp.
     
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    It could be an orb spider, going by the fat abdomen, but the legs are the wrong proportion for an orb spider of that size, they're too long. The way it's holding its legs and the shape of the thorax makes it more likely to be a hunstman. A bit of time on google image search tentatively tells me it could be Isopeda Vasta.

    That's my guess anyway.
     
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    Thanks guys! I think spud_meister has hit the nail on the head. I googled Isopeda vasta and it's definitely the same. I just wasn't sure, I haven't seen a huntsman with such a large abdomen before!


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