Blakistonia aurea
(Adelaide Trapdoor Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Blakistonia aurea, commonly known as Adelaide Trapdoor Spider, belongs to the genus Blakistonia, in the family Idiopidae. Blakistonia aurea spiders have been sighted 1 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Blakistonia aurea includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Blakistonia aurea is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of April.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Idiopidae
  • Genus: Blakistonia
  • Species: Blakistonia aurea

Other Common Names

Adelaide Trapdoor Spider


Hogg, 1902

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Sightings Overview

There have been 1 confirmed sightings of Blakistonia aurea (Adelaide Trapdoor Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on April 17, 2018 by Spider ID member texandownunder. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 1 sightings because of certain Blakistonia aurea sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Blakistonia aurea spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 1)
  • Sex: 0 female and 1 male.
  • Environment: Blakistonia aurea has been sighted 1 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (1).

Location and Range

Blakistonia aurea (Adelaide Trapdoor Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: Australia.


Blakistonia aurea has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

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  • April: 1
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Additional Remarks

Type species.

Featured Pictures

Picture of Blakistonia aurea (Adelaide Trapdoor Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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