- Badumna longinqua female, face on
- Badumna longinqua female, from above
- Badumna longinqua male (from above)
- Badumna longinqua male (from below)
B. longinqua is very common and is usually the spider found in tangles of leaves held together by messy webs on the outermost upper fringes of small shrubs in the suburbs. B. insignis and B. longinqua appear very similar and may be hard to tell apart. B. longinqua is a slightly smaller than B. insignis (14mm). It is mostly brown with grey-brown banded legs. The female spider does not leave her web unless forced to, but keeps on repairing it - old webs can look grey and woolly from constant additions of silk.
Badumna longinqua female, face on
Badumna longinqua female, from above
Badumna longinqua male (from above)
These males, photographed at Obi Obi, were quite small and possibly not fully grown (about 6mm). It's hard to tell for certain that this is B. longinqua but that's what it looks like to us. Thanks to Dr Ron Atkinson for help with the ID.
Badumna longinqua male (from below)
- The Find-a-spider Guide by Dr Ron Atkinson - University of Southern Queensland
A guide to spiders in South-east Queensland