514 DESCRIPTIONS OF SOME NEW ARANEID^ OF NEW SOUTH WALES. No. 8. By W. J. Rainbow. (Entomologist to the Australian Museum.) (Plates xvii.-xviii.) Family EPEIRID^. Genus E p e i r a, Walck. Epeira pallida, sp.nov. (Plate XVII., fig. 1.) 9. Cephalothorax 4 mm. long, 3 J mm. broad; abdomen 9 mm. long, 6 mm. broad. Cephalothorax j^ellowish-brown, hairy. Caput high, arched, truncated in front, sides and base clothed with long coarse hoary hairs, apex sparingly furnished with short hoary pubescence. Clypeus broad, strongly arched, thickly clothed with long coarse hoary hairs; lateral radial grooves indistinct, median groove or cleft deep, short, strongly curved, the curvature directed back-wards. Marginal hand narrow. Eyes glossy black; the four comprising the median group are seated on a tubei'cular eminence, forming a trapezium ; those of the front row separated from each other by about twice their individual diameter, and those of the second row by a space equal to rather more than one diameter; the two rows separated from each other by about two and a half diameters; side eyes minute, seated obliquely on small tubercles, not contiguous. Legs yellowish-grey, with somewhat darker annulations, mode-rately long, strong, clothed with short hoaiy hairs, and armed with short, strong, black spines; relative lengths 1, 2, 4, 3.