Social Huntsman Spider

Delena cancerides Walckenaer, 1837

Social Huntsmen live in groups, usually several females with young spiders. They feed on insects and other invertebrates. They are the largest huntsman in Australia and live for about 2 years. They are a very flattened spider with a red-brown cephalothorax and a grey-brown abdomen. The front legs are longer than the back legs.

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What habitats does Delena cancerides live in?

Inside houses, under bark and woodpiles, in cracks and crevices of trees or stumps.

What is the distribution of Delena cancerides?

South-western and eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.

How big does Delena cancerides grow?

Body up to 2 cm long (male), 4 cm long (female)

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