Lampona

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Lampona
White tailed spider.jpg
Lampona or Lamponina species
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Lamponidae
Genus: Lampona
Thorell, 1869[1]
Diversity
57 species

Lampona is a genus of spiders in the family Lamponidae and native to Australia and New Guinea. At least two species have a whitish tip to the abdomen and are known as white-tailed spiders. Both have been introduced to New Zealand. Both are hunting spiders, with other spiders their preferred prey.

Name[edit]

The genus name is derived from Latin lampo "shine".

Species[edit]

As of March 2016, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following species:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gen. Lampona Thorell, 1869", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-03-24