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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Zodariidae
Genus: Habronestes
L. Koch, 1872

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28 species

Habronestes is an ant-eating spider genus that occurs only in Australia.

Spiders in this genus are 2.5 to 10.5 mm long, with an orange or sepia brown body and yellow or pale brown legs.

H. boq is the first spider named after a sponsor (the Bank of Queensland) in a new program by the Queensland Museum.[1]



  1. ^ Cosmos Online: Stuck for a gift idea? Try a spider. (2006-08-01)
  • Baehr, B. (2003). Revision of the Australian Spider Genus Habronestus (Araneae: Zodariidae). Species of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Records of the Australian Museum 55(3):343-376. PDF (7Mb) - ISSN 0067-1975