Western Australia SpidersDingosa sp Jotus sp Maratus pavonis

Dingosa is a genus of spiders in the family Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders). It was first described in 1955 by Roewer. There are 5 described species in Australia (Atlas of Living Australia). Possibly species Dingosa serrata.

Dingosa sp (Wolf Spider) - emerging from lair, Talbot Road Reserve, Stratton WA © Jean and Fred Hort
Dingosa sp (Wolf Spider) – emerging from lair, Talbot Road Reserve, Stratton WA © Jean and Fred Hort

This species constructs a palisade (fort-like structure) around the entrance to its lair.

Lair with palisade (fort-like structure) of the Dingosa sp (Wolf Spider), Talbot Road Reserve, Stratton WA © Jean and Fred Hort
Lair with palisade (fort-like structure) of the Dingosa sp (Wolf Spider), Stratton WA © Jean and Fred Hort
Dingosa sp (Wolf Spider) - emerging from lair, Talbot Road Reserve, Stratton WA © Jean and Fred Hort
Dingosa sp (Wolf Spider) – emerging from lair, Talbot Road Reserve, Stratton WA © Jean and Fred Hort

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Chelicerata
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Infraorder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Lycosidae
  • Genus: Dingosa
  • Species:
    • Dingosa humphreysi (McKay, 1985)
    • Dingosa murata Framenau & Baehr, 2007
    • Dingosa serrata (L. Koch, 1877)
    • Dingosa simsoni (Simon, 1898)
    • Dingosa topaziopsis Hogg, 1896

Footnote & References

  1. Photographs © Jean and Fred Hort
  2. Dingosa Roewer, 1955, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/d26af8d4-7c53-4f6c-bd27-7fe6db9de9a3

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