Red and Black Spider
Male, profile
Ellura
Red and Black Spider
Male, eyes, anterior
 
    
Red and Black Spider (Nicodamus cf peregrinus)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Spider, Scorpion, Mite & Tick (Arachnida)
Order: Spider (Araneae)
Family: Red and Black Spider (Nicodamidae)
Species: Red and Black Spider (Nicodamus cf peregrinus)
This Photo:     Male, eye arrangement, side

Thank you Mark Newton for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
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.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Aug-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species