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Other araneomorph spider (many families)Ambicodamus southwelli

Red-and-black Spider at Southern Forest Life

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Ambicodamus southwelli at Southern Forest Life - 8 Apr 2018
Ambicodamus southwelli at Southern Forest Life - 8 Apr 2018
Ambicodamus southwelli at Southern Forest Life - 8 Apr 2018
Ambicodamus southwelli at Southern Forest Life - 8 Apr 2018
Ambicodamus southwelli at Southern Forest Life - 8 Apr 2018

Identification history

Other araneomorph spider (many families) Ambicodamus southwelli 14 Apr 2018 KerriLee

Author's notes

I based my ID on the paper by Harvey, M.S. (1995), "The systematics of the spider family Nicodamidae (Araneae: Amaurobioidea)", Invertebrate Taxonomy, 9 (2): 279–386 A. sororius is the other species very like this one. However, the reported distribution is less coastal. The other genus we may get in this region is Nicodamus, but it has a different shape to the tarsal spurs of the palps. Note that many records in ALA are apparently misidentified. The following is true for both A. southwelli and A. sororius (extract from M. Harvey paper) Colour: carapace and sternum red-yellow; abdomen dark brown with tinges of metallic blue, sigilla red-brown, epigastric region, spinnerets and surrounding region red-yellow; chelicerae red-yellow in basal half, dark brown in distal half; tibiae, metatarsi and tarsi of legs dark brown, patellae and femora light yellow-brown;

3 comments

KerriLee wrote:
   14 Apr 2018
But I'm open to other ideas or insights on this one. It is a tricky family!
KimPullen wrote:
   17 Apr 2018
Looks like there is plenty of support for your identification, Kerry. Shame about the ALA misidentifications - I see so many wrongly identified images in ALA that I get tired of giving them feedback.
KerriLee wrote:
   18 Apr 2018
thanks Kim - it's great to have your feedback :)

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(subgenus) (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 11 Sep 2019 Unidentified Bee (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 11 Sep 2019 Hovea heterophylla at Southern Forest Life - 11 Sep 2019 Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Southern Forest Life - 11 Sep 2019 Tetratheca pilosa subsp. latifolia at Southern Forest Life - 11 Sep 2019 Unidentified Grasshopper (Acrididae) (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 11 Sep 2019 Acacia verticillata subsp. verticillata at Southern Forest Life - 7 Sep 2019 Kennedia rubicunda (Dusky Coral-pea) at Southern Forest Life - 7 Sep 2019 Hakea macraeana (Willow Needlewood) at Southern Forest Life - 6 Sep 2019 Hardenbergia violacea (Purple coral pea, Native sarsaparilla) at Southern Forest Life - 6 Sep 2019 Candalides xanthospilos (Yellow-spotted Blue) at Southern Forest Life - 6 Sep 2019 LIMONIIDAE (family) (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 31 Aug 2019 Exoneura sp. (Reed Bees) at Southern Forest Life - 28 Aug 2019 Callibracon sp. 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(Woodland Katydid) at Southern Forest Life - 6 May 2019 Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting Shank) at Southern Forest Life - 6 May 2019 Lactifluus sp. at Southern Forest Life - 3 May 2019 Helicarion cuvieri (semi-slug) at Southern Forest Life - 3 May 2019 Platysace lanceolata (Shrubby Platysace) at Southern Forest Life - 2 May 2019 Epacris impressa (Common Heath) at Southern Forest Life - 2 May 2019 Epacris impressa (Common Heath) at Southern Forest Life - 2 May 2019 Acacia terminalis at Southern Forest Life - 2 May 2019 Acacia suaveolens (Sweet Wattle) at Southern Forest Life - 2 May 2019 Holconia immanis (Grey Huntsman) at Southern Forest Life - 30 Apr 2019 Limnodynastes dumerili (Eastern Banjo Frog (Pobblebonk)) at Southern Forest Life - 30 Apr 2019 Musotima ochropteralis at Southern Forest Life - 30 Apr 2019 BRACONIDAE (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Southern Forest Life - 30 Apr 2019 Omphalotus nidiformis (Ghost Fungus) at Southern Forest Life - 29 Apr 2019 Oxycanus rufescens at Southern Forest Life - 28 Apr 2019 Chelepteryx chalepteryx (Chelepteryx chalepteryx) at Southern Forest Life - 28 Apr 2019 Ectropis bispinaria at Southern Forest Life - 28 Apr 2019 Venator spenceri (Hunter) at Southern Forest Life - 27 Apr 2019 Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion Grisette) at Southern Forest Life - 24 Apr 2019
Trichocolletes (genus) (Spring Bee) at Southern Forest Life - 14 Sep 2019
Exoneura sp. (Reed Bees) at Southern Forest Life - 14 Sep 2019
Ectropis fractaria (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 13 Sep 2019
Anthela acuta (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 13 Sep 2019
Lipotriches sp. (genus) at Southern Forest Life - 13 Sep 2019
Agrotis munda (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 12 Sep 2019
Hibbertia fasciculata (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 11 Sep 2019
EMPIDIDAE (family) (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 11 Sep 2019
Archimantis latistyla (Large Brown Mantis) at Southern Forest Life - 11 Sep 2019
Apis (Apis) mellifera (Honey Bee) at Southern Forest Life - 11 Sep 2019
Exoneura sp. (Reed Bees) at Southern Forest Life - 11 Sep 2019
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (subgenus) (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 11 Sep 2019
Unidentified Bee (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 11 Sep 2019
Hovea heterophylla at Southern Forest Life - 11 Sep 2019
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Southern Forest Life - 11 Sep 2019
Tetratheca pilosa subsp. latifolia at Southern Forest Life - 11 Sep 2019
Unidentified Grasshopper (Acrididae) (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 11 Sep 2019
Acacia verticillata subsp. verticillata at Southern Forest Life - 7 Sep 2019
Kennedia rubicunda (Dusky Coral-pea) at Southern Forest Life - 7 Sep 2019
Hakea macraeana (Willow Needlewood) at Southern Forest Life - 6 Sep 2019
Hardenbergia violacea (Purple coral pea, Native sarsaparilla) at Southern Forest Life - 6 Sep 2019
Candalides xanthospilos (Yellow-spotted Blue) at Southern Forest Life - 6 Sep 2019
LIMONIIDAE (family) (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 31 Aug 2019
Exoneura sp. (Reed Bees) at Southern Forest Life - 28 Aug 2019
Callibracon sp. (parasitoid wasp) at Southern Forest Life - 28 Aug 2019
Callibracon sp. (parasitoid wasp) at Southern Forest Life - 28 Aug 2019
Paralucia aurifer (Bright Copper) at Southern Forest Life - 28 Aug 2019
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Southern Forest Life - 28 Aug 2019
BRACONIDAE (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Southern Forest Life - 28 Aug 2019
Hardenbergia violacea (Purple coral pea, Native sarsaparilla) at Southern Forest Life - 28 Aug 2019
CALANOIDA (order) (calanoid copepod) at Southern Forest Life - 24 Aug 2019
Unplaced asthenopa (Unplaced asthenopa) at Southern Forest Life - 22 Aug 2019
Unplaced asthenopa (Unplaced asthenopa) at Southern Forest Life - 20 Aug 2019
Musotima nitidalis at Southern Forest Life - 20 Aug 2019
Halone sejuncta (Halone sejuncta) at Southern Forest Life - 20 Aug 2019
Philoponella sp. (Venomless spider) at Southern Forest Life - 19 Aug 2019
Hovea heterophylla at Southern Forest Life - 19 Aug 2019
Saproscincus mustelinus (Weasel Skink) at Southern Forest Life - 17 Aug 2019
Ectropis excursaria (Twig looper moth) at Southern Forest Life - 14 Aug 2019
Unidentified Geometridae (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 11 Aug 2019
DESIDAE (family) (Desid spider) at Southern Forest Life - 7 Aug 2019
Leucopogon ericoides (Pink Beard-Heath) at Southern Forest Life - 31 Jul 2019
Capusa graodes at Southern Forest Life - 29 Jul 2019
Ectropis fractaria at Southern Forest Life - 29 Jul 2019
Unidentified Pyralidae and Crambidae (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 27 Jul 2019
Lepidoscia sp. (Moth Lepidoscia) at Southern Forest Life - 27 Jul 2019
Culama suffusca (Culama suffusca) at Southern Forest Life - 27 Jul 2019
Pernattia pusilla (Oak Moth) at Southern Forest Life - 27 Jul 2019
Unidentified Other Gelechioidea micromoths (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 27 Jul 2019
Scopula optivata (Scopula optivata) at Southern Forest Life - 27 Jul 2019
Musotima nitidalis at Southern Forest Life - 27 Jul 2019
Zeuctophlebia squalidata at Southern Forest Life - 27 Jul 2019
Unidentified Oecophoridae (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 22 Jul 2019
Plutella xylostella (Diamondback Moth) at Southern Forest Life - 22 Jul 2019
Unidentified Oecophoridae (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 21 Jul 2019
Unidentified Oecophoridae (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 21 Jul 2019
Didymoctenia exsuperata (Didymoctenia exsuperata) at Southern Forest Life - 20 Jul 2019
Unidentified Geometridae (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 20 Jul 2019
Unidentified Oecophoridae (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 20 Jul 2019
Chenias banksiaria grp at Southern Forest Life - 19 Jul 2019
Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo) at Southern Forest Life - 17 Jul 2019
Pseudophryne dendyi (Dendy's Toadlet) at Southern Forest Life - 15 Jul 2019
Limnodynastes peronii (Striped marsh frog) at Southern Forest Life - 15 Jul 2019
Pimelea linifolia subsp. linifolia (Rice-flower) at Southern Forest Life - 15 Jul 2019
Netelia sp. (An Ichneumonid wasp) at Southern Forest Life - 14 Jul 2019
Miturga sp. (Prowling Spider) at Southern Forest Life - 14 Jul 2019
Unidentified Other micromoths (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 14 Jul 2019
Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Southern Forest Life - 10 Jul 2019
Cortinarius archeri s.l. at Southern Forest Life - 10 Jul 2019
Callibracon sp. (parasitoid wasp) at Southern Forest Life - 8 Jul 2019
Gymnopilus sp. (Gymnopilus) at Southern Forest Life - 26 Jun 2019
Unidentified Fungus (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 26 Jun 2019
Unidentified Fungus (TBC) at Southern Forest Life - 26 Jun 2019
Epacris impressa (Common Heath) at Southern Forest Life - 26 Jun 2019
Epacris impressa (Common Heath) at Southern Forest Life - 26 Jun 2019
Thalaina clara (Clara's Satin Moth) at Southern Forest Life - 11 May 2019
Russula sp. (Russula) at Southern Forest Life - 8 May 2019
Chlorocoma dichloraria (Guenee's or Double-fringed Emerald) at Southern Forest Life - 6 May 2019
Myrmecia forficata (Bull ant) at Southern Forest Life - 6 May 2019
Stiphidion sp. (Platform spider) at Southern Forest Life - 6 May 2019
Litoria ewingii (Brown Tree Frog) at Southern Forest Life - 6 May 2019
Coptaspis sp. (Woodland Katydid) at Southern Forest Life - 6 May 2019
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting Shank) at Southern Forest Life - 6 May 2019
Lactifluus sp. at Southern Forest Life - 3 May 2019
Helicarion cuvieri (semi-slug) at Southern Forest Life - 3 May 2019
Platysace lanceolata (Shrubby Platysace) at Southern Forest Life - 2 May 2019
Epacris impressa (Common Heath) at Southern Forest Life - 2 May 2019
Epacris impressa (Common Heath) at Southern Forest Life - 2 May 2019
Acacia terminalis at Southern Forest Life - 2 May 2019
Acacia suaveolens (Sweet Wattle) at Southern Forest Life - 2 May 2019
Holconia immanis (Grey Huntsman) at Southern Forest Life - 30 Apr 2019
Limnodynastes dumerili (Eastern Banjo Frog (Pobblebonk)) at Southern Forest Life - 30 Apr 2019
Musotima ochropteralis at Southern Forest Life - 30 Apr 2019
BRACONIDAE (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Southern Forest Life - 30 Apr 2019
Omphalotus nidiformis (Ghost Fungus) at Southern Forest Life - 29 Apr 2019
Oxycanus rufescens at Southern Forest Life - 28 Apr 2019
Chelepteryx chalepteryx (Chelepteryx chalepteryx) at Southern Forest Life - 28 Apr 2019
Ectropis bispinaria at Southern Forest Life - 28 Apr 2019
Venator spenceri (Hunter) at Southern Forest Life - 27 Apr 2019
Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion Grisette) at Southern Forest Life - 24 Apr 2019

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