Metallic Blue Ant Spider
Male, ventral
Ellura
Orange Ant Spider
 
                      
Cone-palp Swift Spider (Leichhardteus conopalpis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Ant Spider (Zodariidae)
Species: Cone-palp Swift Spider (Leichhardteus conopalpis)
This Photo:     Male

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.

Copyright © 2003-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Nov-2003
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.