Spider ID

For topics unrelated to bush walking or to the forums.

Spider ID

Postby Eremophila » Sun 05 Jun, 2022 1:52 pm

Wolf spider ?
Under my tent in the back yard when I packed up this morning..
Attachments
17276546-3C63-40B6-B168-39D40C3F46A0.jpeg
17276546-3C63-40B6-B168-39D40C3F46A0.jpeg (182.12 KiB) Viewed 7846 times
User avatar
Eremophila
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
 
Posts: 942
Joined: Mon 24 Oct, 2011 5:15 pm
Location: SW Vic
Region: Victoria
Gender: Female

Re: Spider ID

Postby johnw » Sun 05 Jun, 2022 2:57 pm

Wolf spider was my first thought looking at the photo. They have a fair bit of variation in colour etc.
Because of that I struggled to positively identify one that lived in a burrow in my garden for ages.
Museums Victoria has a good range of shots to ID from which suggest it is one:
https://collections.museumsvictoria.com.au/species/8811
John W

In Nature's keeping they are safe, but through the agency of man destruction is making rapid progress - John Muir c1912
User avatar
johnw
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 9213
Joined: Wed 23 Jan, 2008 11:59 am
Location: Macarthur Region - SW Sydney
Region: New South Wales
Gender: Male

Re: Spider ID

Postby north-north-west » Sun 05 Jun, 2022 3:29 pm

Patterning on the back defnitely says wolf.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
User avatar
north-north-west
Lagarostrobos franklinii
Lagarostrobos franklinii
 
Posts: 15220
Joined: Thu 14 May, 2009 7:36 pm
Location: The Asylum
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS: Social Misfits Anonymous
Region: Tasmania

Re: Spider ID

Postby GregG » Sun 05 Jun, 2022 6:57 pm

Eremophila wrote:Wolf spider ?
Under my tent in the back yard when I packed up this morning..

Yes, looks like a Wolf Spider judging by the pattern on 5he thorax. Here is a pic of one at my place in the Lower Blue Mountains.
Might have been more exciting had you found it INSIDE the tent :)
Attachments
20180102_134739_resized.jpg
GregG
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
 
Posts: 705
Joined: Sat 09 Nov, 2019 6:44 pm
ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS: Old bushie
Region: New South Wales
Gender: Male

Re: Spider ID

Postby Eremophila » Sun 05 Jun, 2022 7:26 pm

GregG wrote:Might have been more exciting had you found it INSIDE the tent :)


Thankfully not!

It can't have been far away when I pulled out the tent peg on that corner though.

thanks guys.
User avatar
Eremophila
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius
 
Posts: 942
Joined: Mon 24 Oct, 2011 5:15 pm
Location: SW Vic
Region: Victoria
Gender: Female


Return to Between Bushwalks

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests