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Holconia insignis

2 Branded huntsman at Braemar, NSW

Holconia insignis at Braemar, NSW - 5 Jun 2022
Holconia insignis at Braemar, NSW - 5 Jun 2022
Holconia insignis at Braemar, NSW - 5 Jun 2022
Holconia insignis at Braemar, NSW - 5 Jun 2022
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Identification history

Holconia insignis 22 Jun 2022 BLSHTwo
Holconia sp. (genus) 7 Jun 2022 Curiosity

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User's notes

This spider has a story! When my husband was removing a plastic cover from pruning shears, he saw some movement. This Huntsman Spider was hiding between the cover and the shears! We decided to take it back to the tool shed where the shears were kept. On the way, the spider moved onto the top of the cover and I was able to get a few more photos. In the tool shed, it was encouraged to move onto some hoses. In the future we will be more careful in checking our garden tools before use! This is the first time I've seen this Huntsman Spider near our house.

2 comments

   17 Jun 2022
What a stunning spider! Thank you for this sighting!
Curiosity wrote:
   18 Jun 2022
Pleased that you are enjoying the sighting. We are grateful we saw this spider before it was accidently harmed! It's not like any other huntsman we've seen in or outside the house.

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Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Braemar, NSW - 7 Jun 2022 by Curiosity
Gynoplistia (Gynoplistia) bella (A crane fly) at Braemar, NSW - 17 May 2022 by Curiosity
Stenarella victoriae (An ichneumon parasitic wasp) at Braemar, NSW - 16 May 2022 by Curiosity
Trichalus sp. (genus) (Net-winged beetle) at Braemar, NSW - 13 May 2022 by Curiosity
Harmonia testudinaria (Tortoise-shelled ladybird) at Braemar, NSW - 5 May 2022 by Curiosity
Harmonia testudinaria (Tortoise-shelled ladybird) at Braemar, NSW - 4 May 2022 by Curiosity
Danaus plexippus (Monarch/Wanderer) at Braemar, NSW - 17 Apr 2022 by Curiosity
Turnix varius (Painted Buttonquail) at Braemar, NSW - 24 Mar 2022 by Curiosity
Scythrops novaehollandiae (Channel-billed Cuckoo) at Braemar, NSW - 10 Jan 2022 by Curiosity
Eudynamys orientalis (Eastern Koel) at Braemar, NSW - 6 Jan 2022 by Curiosity
Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Braemar, NSW - 13 Nov 2021 by Curiosity
Ellipsidion sp. (genus) (A diurnal cockroach) at Braemar, NSW - 27 Oct 2021 by Curiosity
Austrosciapus sp. (genus) (Long-legged fly) at Braemar, NSW - 24 Oct 2021 by Curiosity
Commius elegans (Cherry Ballart Shield Bug) at Braemar, NSW - 13 Oct 2021 by Curiosity
Torbia viridissima (Gum Leaf Katydid) at Braemar, NSW - 9 Oct 2021 by Curiosity
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Braemar, NSW - 7 Oct 2021 by Curiosity
Xanthopimpla sp. (genus) (A yellow Ichneumon wasp) at Braemar, NSW - 1 Sep 2021 by Curiosity
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Braemar, NSW - 1 Dec 2020 by Curiosity
Trichophthalma sp. (genus) (Tangle-vein fly) at Braemar, NSW - 22 Nov 2020 by Curiosity

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 5 Jun 2022 01:54 PM Recorded on
  • Curiosity Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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