Leaf curling Spider
Fat Orb Weaver
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Family:||Orb-weaver Spider (Orb: Araneidae)|
|Species:||Leaf curling Spider (Phonognatha graeffei)|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
As the name suggests they curl up a leaf and dangle it in the middle of their web. Then sit with their legs on the web, waiting for vibrations from prey. They then dart out, snare it and bring it back to the leaf.