SPARASSIDAE - BADGE HUNTSMAN

FACT FILE - 042

Family

Sparassidae

Species

Neosparassus patellatus
(Karsch, 1878)

Body Length

Female: 18mm
Male: 16mm

Habitat

Under loose bark of trees or on leaves.

Toxicity

Not known to be aggressive to humans. Bite may cause mild illness.

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Female

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Female

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Female, showing fangs, palps and mouth parts.

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Female, ventral view showing 'badge', epigyne and spinnerets.

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Female, facing view.