Striped Sac Spider
Female, spinnerets
Adelaide Hills
Striped Sac Spider
Male, dorsal, ~8mm
Striped Sac Spider (Cheiracanthium sp ES01)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Sac Spider (Eutichuridae)
Species: Striped Sac Spider (Cheiracanthium sp ES01)
This Photo:     Female, ventral
Other names: Green Sac Spider, Longlegged Sac Spider or 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 (ES01 or ES02) the females goes with. In fact, the female may even be a 3rd species. Also note that ES01 was only found in the Adelaide Hills, and ES02 only at Ellura.

Copyright © 2016-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 09-Aug-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.