Mouse Spider
Male, Fangs
Brown Mouse Spider
Female, anterior
Brown Mouse Spider (Missulena sp ES02)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Mouse Spider (:Mygalomorph Actinopodidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Brown Mouse Spider (Missulena sp ES02)
This Photo:     🔍Female, dorsal🔎

Thank you CesDaMess for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
There two unusual aspects of this specimen.
1. It's brown. But there are brown mouse spiders out there. They just don't seem to be noticed as much.
2. It's a female. Now typically these are only seen when someone has accidentally dug up their burrow.
But we found this one just walking around in the daytime. Perhaps a bird dug up it's borrow? It is injured, with a big gash on it's head.

Copyright © 2020-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 24-Apr-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.