Flat Ground Spider
S1, Female, Spinnerets
Flat Spider
S1, male, dorsal
Flat Ground Spider (Hemicloea sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Ground Spider (Gnaphosoidea: Gnaphosidae)
Species: Flat Ground Spider (Hemicloea sp)
This Photo:     S1, Female, ventral

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
These are similar to Trachycosmidae (were in Trochanteriidae), except these can't walk up glass. We find they also have much larger spinnerets. Unfortunately Atlas hasn't caught up yet, so we have to wait for them to move it as well.
We photographed 8 (2 Males) of these on Ellura & in the Adelaide Hills throughout the year. Their size varies from ~5.5mm up to 9mm. Most likely we have found a number of different species but it's difficult to separate them out. Only the 1st we've photographed is shown here.

Similar Species: Flat Spider (Morebilus cf sp) : Red Flat Spider (Platorish gelorup)

Copyright © 2016-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Feb-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.