Flat Spider
S1, male, profile
Flat Spider
S1, male, anterior
Flat Spider (Morebilus cf sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Flat Spider (Gnaphosoidea: Trachycosmidae)
Species: Flat Spider (Morebilus cf sp)
This Photo:     S1, male, iso

Thank you Caitlin Henderson for helping with the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
One diagnostic of these is that they can walk up glass. We didn't test this here as we didn't know way back when these photo's were taken. But it was happy climbing over a plastic water bottle, which is almost the same.
Notice the spinnerets are tiny compared to our Hemicloea
We thought this was Morebilus cf fumosus but Caitlin lifted our id to genus level saying "it could easily be Morebilus (without having examined it)". Just to highlight to people the "cf" in the name means "looks like", as such it could well be another species or genus.

Similar Species: Flat Ground Spider (Hemicloea sp)

Copyright © 2013-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Oct-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.