Artoria mckayi Framenau, 2002 (McKay's Creek Wolf Spider)

Fast running spider in leaf litter, body length about 12mm. Notable for the lighter median stripe on both the cephalothorax and the abdomen. Volker Framenau writes: "I believe your wolf spider is an Artoria. Based on your habitat description and the colour pattern it could easily be Artoria mckayi Framenau, 2002. These spiders occur all the way from northern Queensland down to Tasmania along rocky creeks. In Queensland, they seem to be a bit more tolerant in relation to their habitat, as long as it is moist."

Photo: Robert Whyte



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