Red & Black Spider
Adult
Ellura
Red & Black Spider
Male, profile
 
                      
Red & Black Spider (Nicodamus cf peregrinus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Red and Black Spider (Nicodamidae)
Species: Red & Black Spider (Nicodamus cf peregrinus)
This Photo:     Male, dorsal, ~7mm
Other name: Red and Black Spider

Thank you Mark Newton for identifying this species for us

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

Copyright © 2016-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Aug-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.