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Diamond Comb-Footed Spider - Achaearanea veruculata


This page contains pictures and information about Diamond Comb-Footed Spiders that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Diamond Comb-Footed Spider, body length 4mm
The Diamond Comb-Footed Spiders are common in Brisbane Eucalypt forest. They build tangled webs between large smooth-bark gum tree trunks. They are grey to reddish-brown in colour, with a diamond pattern on the abdomen.  
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Above picture shows the spider captured a hopper on its tangled web. However, the spider itself would not have a happy ending for there was a parasitic larvae (look like a Tachinid Fly larvae) on its abdomen. 
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We sometimes found this spider on plants in our backyard. The second picture shows the Diamond Comb-Footed Spider guarding her young,
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1. Achaearanea veruculata - The Find-a-spider Guide for the Spiders of Southern Queensland, Dr Ron Atkinson, 2006.
2. Achaearanea veruculata (Diamond Comb-footed Spider) - Robert Whyte, Save Our Waterways Now. 

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Last updated: November 11, 2009.