General Description

Body black-brown with dull cream markings and lighter brown legs. The front part of the spider has a cream outline and a thick cream central stripe. This stripe continues onto the abdomen and may split into two lines joining up near the tail. Distinctive eye pattern of two large eyes above a curved row of four smaller eyes at the front. Body length: female 13 mm and male 9 mm.


This is an agile and robust hunting spider, actively roaming to hunt and catch prey. The female mothers her offspring, carrying the white egg sac attached to her spinnerets. Once the spiderlings have hatched, she carries them on her back until they can fend for themselves.


South-east Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria but not western Victoria.


Lives in a hole in the ground with an unadorned burrow entrance.

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