Saunders' Huntsman
Male S4: dorsal
Ellura
Saunders' Huntsman
Male S4: Eye Arrangement
 
    
Saunders' Huntsman (Isopedella saundersi)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Huntsman (Sparassidae)
Species: Saunders' Huntsman (Isopedella saundersi)
This Photo:     Male S4: profile

Thank you Matthew Connors for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
Because of the
1. Eye brow
2. Spotted under legs
3. Badge is too strong
we thought this was a Badge huntsman.
Interestingly, the Sternum is hairy! Quite unusual.
But the long thin legs always concerned us.
The male here soon woke up and tried to jump on us

These have hairy pads on their feet and can easily walk up glass.

Copyright © 2020 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 01-Jan-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.