Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Two tailed spider

Tamopsis spp.

Description:

A flat and long legged spider; about 12mm body; very aware and quick to move; coloured and patterned much like the bark it was living on. Distinctive extra long spinnerets.

Habitat:

In a roadside rest area just south of Sydney on a pale eucalyptus trunk.

Notes:

Hard to get a good shot of this one. It had a habit of scuttling to the other side of the tree when it saw me. Good shots had to be one-handed using the other to 'scare' it back to my side. 8-D
Not a lot is known of these yet with much work still to be done.
They are also responsible for the small spherical egg sacs on a thread which we often find on eucalyptus. <It could be a pale H.fickerti http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details...

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Narrabeen, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Apr 19, 2021
Submitted on Apr 24, 2021

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team