Pediana regina (L. Koch, 1875) Queen of the Huntsmans

The mature female of this sparassid is about body length 25 mm, the male around 19 mm. It is found on tree trunks or under loose bark in eucalypt forests. Being large, it is potentially hazardous to humans so handle with caution. The legs do not curve forward to the same extent as for most other sparassids. They are usually camouflaged for hunting on tree-trunks. They seem to build nest of eggs under bark.

Pediana regina Western Queensland

Pediana regina (L. Koch, 1875)
Photo: Dr Greg Anderson


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