Female S2: Abdomen Pattern, above
Metallic Blue Ant Spider
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Family:||Ant Spider (Zodariidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Ant Spider (Habronestes pseudoaustraliensis)|
|This Photo:||Female S2: Abdomen Pattern, posterior|
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's 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.