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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]
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.


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


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


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