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Green Wrap-around Spider

Dolophones sp.

Description:

1cm well camouflaged flat green spider

Habitat:

This one was found at night on a low Bloodwood sapling (Under 2m} along a very disturbed community pathway next to an oval. They are disguised at a part of a twig that has had a twig removed and thus are normally found pretending to be parts of a twig on gum trees

Notes:

I say it is D.solomonsii and previously unknown. Thanks to Ron Atkinson for a second opinion

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5 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

They are definitely around here.... somewhere http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/859...
I'm probably cruising right past them often :-)

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 5 years ago

It is quite a buzz both to find these guys and to compare your finds 1000k to the south. I will be interested to see if one turns up

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Excellent find. I'm still looking for one of this genus.... D solomonsii !! Cool name.

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 5 years ago

Thanks Leanne. This species is one of my favourite things to find.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 5 years ago

That is a very cool spider Stephen, I'll be on the lookout for these :)

StephenSolomons
Spotted by
StephenSolomons

New South Wales, Australia

Lat: -33.28, Long: 151.43

Spotted on Sep 24, 2013
Submitted on Sep 24, 2013

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