Ground Spider
Male, ventral
Wishbone Ground Spider
Male, profile
Wishbone Ground Spider (Gnaphosidae sp ES04)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Ground Spider (Gnaphosoidea: Gnaphosidae)
Species: Wishbone Ground Spider (Gnaphosidae sp ES04)
This Photo:     Male, dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~9.5mm long
It isn't obvious in these photo's, but this looks like a small wishbone spider to the naked eye. The hair on the leg joints near the body stand out in natural light, like the smooth joints on wishbone spiders.
Separating out Gnaphosidae spiders photographically is nearly impossible; even for arachnologists.

Copyright © 2020-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 20-May-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.