Australian Huntsman SpiderImage Index Huntsman and Ticks Delena cancerides Holconia immanis Isopeda brachyseta Isopedella inola Isopedella leai Neosparassus calligaster Neosparassus diana Neosparassus patellatus

Whilst some species of Australian Huntsman Spiders are common over wide areas, others are found in specific habitats including rainforests, cool sub-alpine, semi-arid and desert regions.

Check out a selection of some of the Australian Huntsman presented here.

Delena sp. covered with Short-legged Ticks (subclass Acari, genus Brevipalpus), Wilsons Promontory VIC © Peter Crowcroft
Huntsman and Ticks
Beregama cordata (Fireback Huntsman Spider), Gold Coast QLD © Stefan Jones
Beregama cordata (Fireback Huntsman Spider)
Juvenile Delena cancerides (Huntsman), Adelaide Hills SA © Marianne Broug
Delena cancerides
Giant Grey Huntsman Spider (Holconia immanis), Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Holconia immanis (Giant Grey Huntsman Spider)
Isopeda brachyseta, Bega NSW © Wayne Jeffree
Isopeda brachyseta
Isopedella inola, Australian Huntsman Spider, Alice Springs, NT
Isopedella inola (Australian Huntsman Spider)
Isopedella leai, Belair National Park SA © Marianne Broug
Isopedella leai
Beautiful Badge Huntsman (Neosparassus calligaster) © Len van der Waag
Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman)
Badge Huntsman (Neosparassus diana), Bermagui State Forest NSW © Deb Taylor
Neosparassus diana (Badge Huntsman)
Tasmanian Football Spider (Neosparassus patellatus), Wandella NSW © Deb Taylor
Neosparassus patellatus (Tasmanian Football Spider)

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Chelicerata
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Infraorder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Sparassidae

    there are approximately 88 genera, encompassing 1,363 species (with more species being discovered)

Australian Huntsman SpiderImage Index Huntsman and Ticks Delena cancerides Holconia immanis Isopeda brachyseta Isopedella inola Isopedella leai Neosparassus calligaster Neosparassus diana Neosparassus patellatus

SpidersIndex of Spider Images Spiders in Australia Araneidae — Orb Weavers Arkys Australian Huntsman Spider Barking Spider Black House Spider Carepalxis sp Celaenia sp Crab Spiders Deinopidae — Net-casting Spiders Dolomedes sp Dolophones sp Flower Spiders Hackled Orbweavers (Uloboridae) Jewel Spider Jumping Spider Long Jawed Spider (Tetragnatha sp) Lynx Spider (Oxyopes) Mangrovia albida Maratus volans Missulena occatoria (Red-headed Mouse Spider) Miturgidae Nicodamidae (Red and Black Spider) Ogre-faced Net-casting Spider Poltys sp (Twig Spider) Redback Spider Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura higginsi) Thomisidae Tiger Spider (Trichonephila plumipes) White-spotted Swift Spider (Nyssus albopunctatus) Wolf Spider