Ant Spider
Female S2, Eye Arrangement, above
Ant Spider
Female S2, Abdomen Pattern, above
Ant Spider (Habronestes pseudoaustraliensis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Ant Spider (Zodariidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Ant Spider (Habronestes pseudoaustraliensis)
This Photo:     Female S1, Abdomen Pattern

Thank you Ethan Yeoman for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
1st Live Photo on-line:
We found two species within a metre of each other. One was ~5mm long, the other ~6mm. We think the larger one was gravid.
Notice the eye arrangement & solid white line around the abodomen.
Often Habronestes have the while line is broken into a couple of diagonal stripes.
As with all spiders, the dorsal patterns are not reliable for id.

Copyright © 2021-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Feb-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.