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Black Wishbone Spider

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Black Wishbone Spider

The Black Wishbone Spider is a medium to large black spider with large downward pointing fangs. their burrow is d like a wishbone. The burrow is near vertical and lined with silk and sometimes branched into a y-shape or wishbone shape. This is why they are called wishbone spiders. The burrow does not have a trap door. The spider sits at the entrance and pounce on passing prey.

Body Length: Male 25mm, Female: 35mm
They feed at night waiting at the burrow entrance to ambush passing insects.

The male wanders at night looking for a mate, especially after rain in spring and autumn.

South Australia

The Wishbone Spider has large fangs and can inflict a deep and painful wound, but the venom is not as toxic to humans as the Sydney Funnel-web.

ClassificationClass: Arachnida
Order: Mygalomorphae
Family: Nemesiidae
Genus: Aname
Species: atra

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