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Spider flies are a rarely collected group of insects. Adults are considered important pollinators of flowers, while larvae live as internal parasitoids of juvenile spiders.
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The Eastern Mouse Spider (Missulena bradleyi) is a species of spider belonging to the Actinopodidae family. The spider is native to the east coast of Australia. The common name of the mouse spider comes from the mistaken belief that this spider excavates a deep mouse-like burrow. The females are black overall and are larger in size than the males. The males are black with a bluish-white colored patch on the front of their abdomen. Mouse spiders vary from 10 to 35 millimeters long and...
The Red-headed Mouse Spider (Missulena occatoria) is a species of arachnid found throughout Australia. Its habitat is anything from open forests to desert shrublands. It is the most widely distributed species of Missulena, mainly because the spiderlings are wind-dispersed. This normally occurs with araneomorph spiders (mygalomorph spiders usually disperse by walking). This is the largest species of Missulena. The female grows to about 1 inch long, while the male is usually half that size....
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