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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...

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1 Comment

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 a year ago

Great shots Mark! Who knew these little critters had two tails? Thank you for sharing :)

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Narrabeen, New South Wales, Australia

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

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