Metallic Blue Ant Spider
Orange Ant Spider
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Family:||Ant Spider (Zodariidae)|
|Species:||Cone-palp Swift Spider (Leichhardteus conopalpis)|
Thank you Ethan Yeoman for helping with the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~7-8mm long. We originally thought these were Cavasteron sp. But we saw Ethan id'ing some as Leichhardteus sp on iNat.
Leichhardteus conopalpis is most likely based on location, and the spur on the palp seems to match the orginal description. We have better photo's to load soon.