SPARASSIDAE Huntsmans

Very large hairy spiders with legs all turned sideways and forwards (the spiders can move sideways as well as straight ahead). Often mottled to provide camouflage.

Delena cancerides Walckenaer, 1837 Social Huntsman

Delena cancerides Walckenaer, 1837 Social Huntsman
One of Australia's largest Sparassids (leg spans exceeding 140mm), the Social Huntsman is found in the south-west and east of mainland Australia,... 

Huntsman Spider Sparassidae

Heteropoda jugulans (Brisbane Huntsman)
The Brisbane Huntsman is a large, mottled-brown, common, fast-running ground dwelling spider often found in leaf litter. They shelter under bark... 

Holconia flindersi  Hirst, 1991  Flinders Banded Huntsman

Holconia flindersi Hirst, 1991 Flinders Banded Huntsman
A black and grey banded, large huntsman found from the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, east to Broken Hill in New South Wales and Meringur in the... 

Spider

Holconia immanis - Grey Huntsman
A black and grey banded, large huntsman found from the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, east to Broken Hill in New South Wales and Meringur in the 

Heteropoda insignis

Holconia insignis (Thorell, 1870) Branded Huntsman
This sparrassid is not as common as H. immanis, recorded only for Queensland and New South Wales. First described as Voconia insignis... 

Isopeda montana

Isopeda montana Hogg, 1902 Mountain Huntsman
The Mountain Huntsman has been found in most habitats in southern Victoria, sharing them with the Victorian Huntsman Isopedella victorialis

Southern Grey huntsman

Isopedella cerussata (Simon, 1908) Southern Grey Huntsman
A grey, medium-sized huntsman found in semi-arid areas of south-central Western Australia, South Australia, north-west corner of Victoria, NSW and... 

Isopodella victorialis

Isopedella victorialis Hirst, 1993 Victorian Huntsman
A grey, medium-sized to large huntsman in Victoria, often seen around houses and gardens. Despite its name this spider has also been recorded from... 

Neosparassus

Neosparassus diana (L. Koch, 1875) Badge Huntsman
The Badge Huntsman widespread across all of Australia in woodland and dry to moist eucalypt forest, less common in the tropical north and the arid areas. It is a large spider, active at night, hunting for prey on treetrunks or on foliage. It has a daytime retreat, sometimes made from leaves woven... 

Neosparassus

Neosparassus sp Green Huntsman
David Hirst (SA Museum) writes: "At a guess this one should be another undescribed species that is green in life even as an adult ... found from... 

Neosparassus calligaster

Neosparrasus calligaster (Thorell, 1870) Beautiful Badge Huntsman
A large spider whose range is concentrated in inland NSW and Victoria but has been recorded also from coastal parts of eastern Australia north to... 

Pediana regina (L. Koch, 1875)

Pediana regina (L. Koch, 1875) Queen of the Huntsmans
The mature female of this sparassid is about body length 25 mm, the male around 19 mm. It is found on tree trunks or under loose bark in eucalypt forests. Being large, it is potentially hazardous to humans so handle with caution. The legs do not curve forward to the same extent as for most other... 

 
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