LYCOSIDAE - GARDEN WOLF SPIDER

FACT FILE - 022

Family

Lycosidae

Species

Tasmanicosa godeffroyi
(L. Koch, 1865)

Body Length

Female: 27mm
Male: 25mm

Habitat

An open burrow in the ground, 15-20mm diameter surrounded by leaves or sticks. Burrow may be 100-150mm deep then runs parallel to the surface a further 150mm.

Toxicity

Can cause mild illness in humans. Venom is dangerous to dogs and cats.

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Female

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Female. Oblique view,

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Female. Facing view.

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Male

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Male

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Retreat hole - Trevallyn, Tasmania.

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Male palp. Ventral view.

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Male palp. Lateral view.

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Female. Ventral view.

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Female epigyne.

This spider is very similar to Lycosidae Tasmanicosa subrufa.