BADGE HUNTSMAN SPIDER

FACT FILE - 104

Family

Sparassidae

Species

Neosparassus diana
(L. Koch, 1875)

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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001

Female

002

View of female showing 'badge'.

003

Female

004

Female

badge

Ventral view of female showing 'badge'.

badgemale

Male

maleventral

Ventral view of male showing palps, fangs and 'badge'.

1048

Female with her egg sac.

1049

Juvenile
Photo: ┬ęBec Hampton.

10410

Juvenile, ventral view showing the badge.
Photo: ┬ęBec Hampton.