Flat Ground Spider
S1, Female: Next to 5 cent piece
Ellura
Flat Ground Spider
S1, Female: Spinnerets
 
                      
Flat Ground Spider (Hemicloea sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Ground Spider (Gnaphosidae)
Species: Flat Ground Spider (Hemicloea sp)
This Photo:     S1, Female: Eye Arrangement

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
These are similar to Trochanteriidae, except these can't walk up glass. We find they also have much larger spinnerets. Thanks to Ron Atkinson for letting us know these have now been moved from Gnaphosidae to Trochanteriidae. 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 © 2016-2021 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.