Striped Sac Spider
Male, palp cup
Long-legged Sac Spider
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Family:||Sac Spider (Eutichuridae)|
|Species:||Striped Sac Spider (Cheiracanthium sp ES1)|
|This Photo:||Male, ventral|
|Other names:||Green Sac Spider, Longlegged Sac Spider & Yellow Sac Spider|
General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
They change colour to some degree based on their last meal. A medium sized spider with a pale green abdomen containing a brown strip at the front. Very large large chelicera (the structure holding the fangs) for it's size. She tended to sit with 2 legs back and 6 legs forward.
We don't know which male (ES1 or ES2) the females goes with. In fact, the female may even be a 3rd species. Also note that ES1 was only found in the Adelaide Hills, and ES2 only at Ellura.