Shield Huntsman Spider - Neosparassus salacius (Olios salacius )


This page contains pictures and information about Shield Huntsman Spiders that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Leg to leg 80mm
We found this Shield Huntsman Spider (also know as Badge Huntsman Spider) in a shelter made by silk and leaves on a gum tree.
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When we examined its shelter, the spider jumped onto the ground and quickly ran away. The spider is pale brown in colour, no marking on the thorax.

1. Wildlife of Greater Brisbane - Queensland Museum 1995, p34.
2. Neosparassus spp. - Australian Insect Common Names, 2005.
3. Neosparassus species - The Find-a-spider Guide for Australian Spiders, University of Southern Queensland, 2007 
4. Spiders of Australia: An Introduction to Their Classification, Biology & Distribution - Hawkeswood T, Pensoft Pub, 2003, p93.
5. Australian Spiders in colour - Ramon Mascord, Reed Books Pty Ltd, 1970, p34

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