Red and Black Spider
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Family:||Red and Black Spider (Nicodamidae)|
|Species:||Red and Black Spider (Nicodamus cf peregrinus)|
|This Photo:||Male, ventral|
Thank you Mark Newton for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
Very unusual palps on the male of this spider. They are all unique, but this one has some external projections on them. We were also lucky enough to catch the spiral shape inside the cup as well.
While a red & black spider, you can see the abdomen has a strong navy blue sheen that is visible in sunshine to the naked eye.