Isopeda leishmanni

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Reported from Western Australia and the southern states of Australia.

Description: This spider has a body length of approximately 35 millimetres.

Notes: This spider had been paralysed by a Great Orange Huntsman Wasp, Cryptocheilus fabricolor. The wasp had flown away from the spider to check her bearings when this photograph was taken.

These photographs were taken in December.

References: Atlas of Living Australia

Identification courtesy of David Knowles.

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