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Social huntsman spider at Mirador, NSW

Delena cancerides at Mirador, NSW - 26 Mar 2019

Identification history

Huntsman spider (Sparassidae) Delena cancerides 27 Mar 2019 KerriLee
Unidentified 27 Mar 2019 hynesker1234

Author's notes

I'm guessing Delena or Isopoda, but you'll need to have a closer look at the pattern on the top side of abdomen. Does it have a central, wide dark blaze, or does it have 3-4 pairs of dark spots? Here's a better shot of the abdomen.

3 comments

   27 Mar 2019
Blimey, you seem to have a lot of these guys at your place. Just one hint, they are under terrestrial invertebrates - spiders, not insects, when you are making the suggestion. We find they are helpful at keeping silverfish under control at our place, but unfortunately we squash a lot when we close our casement windows and find they were lurking between the back edge of the window and the frame.
KerriLee wrote:
   27 Mar 2019
Yep, it's Delena cancerides.
Here's a bit more information about the species:
http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=2637
If you take more photos of the same individual, just add them to this sighting (using the Edit button, in the top right). You can have up to 5 photos. Cheers!
   28 Mar 2019
I'll do that, thanks Kerri.

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Nearby Sightings

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Dicranolaius bellulus (Red and blue pollen beetle) at Mirador, NSW - 30 Oct 2019 NICODAMIDAE (family) (Red-and-black Spiders) at Mirador, NSW - 15 Oct 2019 FORMICIDAE (Unidentified ant) at Mirador, NSW - 4 Sep 2019 Psychidae sp. (Bagworm Moths) at Mirador, NSW - 2 Sep 2019 PHASMIDA (order) (Unidentified stick-insect) at Mirador, NSW - 25 Aug 2019 Blattodea: 'termite' (Unidentified termite) at Mirador, NSW - 9 May 2019 Russula sp. (Russula) at Mirador, NSW - 6 May 2019 Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting Shank) at Mirador, NSW - 26 Apr 2019 Hypoblemum sp. (Jumping Spider) at Mirador, NSW - 16 Apr 2019 Agaricus sp. (Agaricus) at Mirador, NSW - 10 Apr 2019 Allothereua maculata (House Centipede) at Mirador, NSW - 30 Mar 2019 Lichenomphalia chromacea (Yellow Navel) at Mirador, NSW - 29 Mar 2019 Delena cancerides (Social huntsman spider) at Mirador, NSW - 26 Mar 2019 Delena cancerides (Social huntsman spider) at Mirador, NSW - 25 Mar 2019 PHASMIDA (order) (Unidentified stick-insect) at Mirador, NSW - 21 Mar 2019 Rhysida nuda (Centipede) at Mirador, NSW - 17 Mar 2019 Papilio (Princeps) aegeus (Large Citrus Butterfly) at Mirador, NSW - 10 Mar 2019 GRYLLOIDEA (Unidentified Cricket) at Mirador, NSW - 9 Mar 2019 Scolypopa australis (Passionvine hopper, Fluffy bum) at Mirador, NSW - 7 Mar 2019 Orthodera ministralis (Green mantid) at Mirador, NSW - 16 Feb 2019 Chrysolopus spectabilis (Botany Bay Weevil; Diamond Weevil) at Mirador, NSW - 13 Feb 2019 TETTIGONIIDAE (Unidentified katydid) at Mirador, NSW - 3 Feb 2019 Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Mirador, NSW - 3 Feb 2019 SALTICIDAE (Unidentified Jumping spider) at Mirador, NSW - 13 Jan 2019 Tenodera australasiae (Purple-winged mantid) at Mirador, NSW - 27 Dec 2018 Fodina ostorius (Moth Fodina ostorius) at Mirador, NSW - 26 Dec 2018 Endoxyla encalypti (Wattle Goat Moth) at Mirador, NSW - 25 Dec 2018 Sphenarches anisodactylus (Geranium Plume Moth) at Mirador, NSW - 3 Dec 2018 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree Frog) at Mirador, NSW - 1 Dec 2018 Gminatus australis (Orange assassin bug) at Mirador, NSW - 1 Dec 2018 Apis (Apis) mellifera (Honey Bee) at Mirador, NSW - 27 Nov 2018 Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Mirador, NSW - 16 Nov 2018 Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Mirador, NSW - 13 Sep 2018 Isopeda sp. (Brown Huntsman) at Mirador, NSW - 13 Sep 2018
Dicranolaius bellulus (Red and blue pollen beetle) at Mirador, NSW - 30 Oct 2019
NICODAMIDAE (family) (Red-and-black Spiders) at Mirador, NSW - 15 Oct 2019
FORMICIDAE (Unidentified ant) at Mirador, NSW - 4 Sep 2019
Psychidae sp. (Bagworm Moths) at Mirador, NSW - 2 Sep 2019
PHASMIDA (order) (Unidentified stick-insect) at Mirador, NSW - 25 Aug 2019
Blattodea: 'termite' (Unidentified termite) at Mirador, NSW - 9 May 2019
Russula sp. (Russula) at Mirador, NSW - 6 May 2019
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting Shank) at Mirador, NSW - 26 Apr 2019
Hypoblemum sp. (Jumping Spider) at Mirador, NSW - 16 Apr 2019
Agaricus sp. (Agaricus) at Mirador, NSW - 10 Apr 2019
Allothereua maculata (House Centipede) at Mirador, NSW - 30 Mar 2019
Lichenomphalia chromacea (Yellow Navel) at Mirador, NSW - 29 Mar 2019
Delena cancerides (Social huntsman spider) at Mirador, NSW - 26 Mar 2019
Delena cancerides (Social huntsman spider) at Mirador, NSW - 25 Mar 2019
PHASMIDA (order) (Unidentified stick-insect) at Mirador, NSW - 21 Mar 2019
Rhysida nuda (Centipede) at Mirador, NSW - 17 Mar 2019
Papilio (Princeps) aegeus (Large Citrus Butterfly) at Mirador, NSW - 10 Mar 2019
GRYLLOIDEA (Unidentified Cricket) at Mirador, NSW - 9 Mar 2019
Scolypopa australis (Passionvine hopper, Fluffy bum) at Mirador, NSW - 7 Mar 2019
Orthodera ministralis (Green mantid) at Mirador, NSW - 16 Feb 2019
Chrysolopus spectabilis (Botany Bay Weevil; Diamond Weevil) at Mirador, NSW - 13 Feb 2019
TETTIGONIIDAE (Unidentified katydid) at Mirador, NSW - 3 Feb 2019
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Mirador, NSW - 3 Feb 2019
SALTICIDAE (Unidentified Jumping spider) at Mirador, NSW - 13 Jan 2019
Tenodera australasiae (Purple-winged mantid) at Mirador, NSW - 27 Dec 2018
Fodina ostorius (Moth Fodina ostorius) at Mirador, NSW - 26 Dec 2018
Endoxyla encalypti (Wattle Goat Moth) at Mirador, NSW - 25 Dec 2018
Sphenarches anisodactylus (Geranium Plume Moth) at Mirador, NSW - 3 Dec 2018
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree Frog) at Mirador, NSW - 1 Dec 2018
Gminatus australis (Orange assassin bug) at Mirador, NSW - 1 Dec 2018
Apis (Apis) mellifera (Honey Bee) at Mirador, NSW - 27 Nov 2018
Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Mirador, NSW - 16 Nov 2018
Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Mirador, NSW - 13 Sep 2018
Isopeda sp. (Brown Huntsman) at Mirador, NSW - 13 Sep 2018

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.917222-36.880200
  • Altitude 44.6m
  • Places Mirador, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 26 Mar 2019 1:14 PM Recorded on
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