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Two-spined Spider

Poecilopachys australasia

Description:

Females reach body length of about 7 mm, the male 2.5mm.

Habitat:

Coastal Heath

Notes:

Its snare is a small orb web at night. During the daylight hours it hides underneath green leaves. The papery egg sac is brown and spindle-shaped. Young females and adult males lack the abdominal spurs and the bright colours that characterize the adult females. They also have an unusual sparse pattern of large body hairs which are less prominent on the body of an adult female.

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7 Comments

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 4 years ago

Thanks to all for your comments on this spotting

InêsVeloso
InêsVeloso 5 years ago

Great picture!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

This looks so much like a Halloween Gummy Hamburger!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 5 years ago

Wow!! Happy face!!!

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 5 years ago

Wow, Great!!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Wow, what a beauty!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 5 years ago

Great photo! I never managed to spot one of those when I was in that part of the world.

MacChristiansen
Spotted by
MacChristiansen

QLD, Australia

Spotted on Sep 3, 2016
Submitted on Sep 5, 2016

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