Henderson's False Huntsman Spider

Kilyana hendersoni, family Zoropsidae

Identification

Mottled brown on top and below. Thick brown spiny legs. Tend to jump short distances. Leg span about 5 cm.
 

Distribution

South-eastern Queensland, around Brisbane in rainforest.

Bite

None recorded.

Notes

Very little is known of the biology of these spiders. The family was first recorded in Australia formally when the species was described by Raven and Stumkat in 2005.

Actively hunts in leaf litter. Very numerous (24 per square metre) in rainforest leaf litter in summer and hence presumably an important litter predator.

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