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Aname sp. Pale Wishbone Spider Neds Corner VIC 3496

A medium to large mygalomorph spider with an open burrow, in drier parts of Australia. The burrow is sometimes raised at the surface and shallow, Y shaped, lined with silk, and inclined perhaps to a depth of 40cm at most. This spider has a pale carapace, unusual for Aname, which usually are black spiders. Males have a long spine at the middle of the tibia, the shin section on the first leg, and are quick to rise to the defensive pose. The spinnerets project some distance beyond the rear, usually straight out.

Male facing Neds Corner VIC 3496


Aname sp. Neds Corner VIC 3496
Photo: Mark Norman, Museum of Victoria

Male from above Neds Corner VIC 3496


Aname sp. Neds Corner VIC 3496
Photo: Barbara Baehr

Male legs I and palps


Aname sp. Neds Corner VIC 3496
Photo: Barbara Baehr

 

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