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Insect and Spider Identification: Anyone help with identification of this spider?

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Eeekkkspider
Melbourne
Australia

March 18, 2014
4:01 AM

Post #9792091

Hi I am from Melbourne Australia and found this spider on my bed !
It was super fast but I got a clear picture
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have 2 babies in the house

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Eeekkkspider
Melbourne
Australia

March 18, 2014
4:06 AM

Post #9792095

I will just add it was only quite small maybe a pinky nail length
kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



March 18, 2014
2:42 PM

Post #9792450

Eeekkkspider, your spider is a juvenile of the White-backed Spider - Lampona cylindrata: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-tailed_spider
My second picture is of an adult and the third is a juvenile. The first shows one in transition between juvenile and adult, so perhaps an immature.

Ken

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Eeekkkspider
Melbourne
Australia

March 18, 2014
6:00 PM

Post #9792616

Thank you so much Ken. Thankfully I killed it. Never the ought it was a white tail though but now I know they can look like this I am so grateful for your help.

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