Missulena spCommon name: mouse spider

Meaning of name: The name derives from an old belief, now known to be false, that the spiders dig deep burrows similar to those of mice.

Distribution: Unknown.

Description: This spider was approximately 30 millimetres long.

Notes: Mouse spiders are potentially dangerous however they rarely inject their venom.

This spider was photographed in July.

References: http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=2427


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