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Twig spider

Poltys sp.


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


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


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.

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DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

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

MartinL 6 years ago

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

LuisStevens 6 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD. Great series!

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 6 years ago

Congratulations Martin! These are truly awesome.

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 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!


Great5 series MartinL,congrats and thanks for sharing

MartinL 6 years ago

Thank you sunnyjosef
Thank you emilybelle

sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Wow!! Great spotting Martin!!!

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 6 years ago

Thank you Rick

RickBohler 6 years ago

great series....awesome photography!

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 6 years ago

Thanks Eduardo
Thanks Mark

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Great photos.

Fantastic spider!!

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Victoria, Australia

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

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