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Twig spider

Poltys sp.

Description:

Looking like a wrap-around-spider but more twiggy.

Habitat:

This spider was found on Cherry Ballart (Exocarpos cupressiformis) along the roadside.

Notes:

The wrap around spider is sometimes quite common and may be represented by several species. Spiders with this 'twig' dorsal apppendage are more scarce. The only other one that I have seen is probably a different species and shown here. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/727...

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24 Comments

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Congrats Martin for the SOTD. It's a fantastic spotting!

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Thank you Daniele
Thank you Dilan
Thank you James
Thank you Leuba
Thank you Annie
Thank you Luis

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD. Great series!

AnnieLopezReyes
AnnieLopezReyes 6 years ago

Great spotting. Congratulations on the SOTD.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Great close-ups Martin. Congratulations on the SOTD !

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Congrats on SOTD MartinL

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

nice series!!Congratulations Martin!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Congratulations Martin! These are truly awesome.

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Thank you for this recognition Yasser.
The varied patterns that nature presents is truly awesome.
Always happy to share.
Thanks António

Yasser
Yasser 6 years ago

Congratulations Martin! This awesome Aussie spider has been selected as Spotting of the Day! You've shared such a rich collection of wildlife photos with us and we sincerely thank you for all your contributions. We can't wait to see what you snap next. Congrats again!

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Great5 series MartinL,congrats and thanks for sharing

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Thank you sunnyjosef
Thank you emilybelle

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Wow!! Great spotting Martin!!!

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Thank you Ava
Thank you Britsnana
Thanks a lot Mark :)
Thank you Bhagya
I have taken your suggestion and added some more detail.
I might be lazy or just busy, who knows?

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 6 years ago

Superb series MartinL ... nice spider.....

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Yeah what Ava says you slacker :-)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

This is a fantastic and interesting spotting. To make it complete, and useful to researchers using this site for data, please edit this and add a reference about this species in the reference field of your spotting. Please do this for each photo you post. Thanks for helping to make Project Noah a complete reference tool for scientists.

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Thank you Rick

RickBohler
RickBohler 6 years ago

great series....awesome photography!

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Thank you Sergio.
I've been searching for this spider for some time.
Found on Cherry Ballart.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Excelent series. Congrats.

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Thanks Eduardo
Thanks Mark

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Great photos.

Fantastic spider!!

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 15, 2014
Submitted on Dec 15, 2014

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