Two-tailed Spider
Female, profile
Ellura
Two-tailed Spider
Female, ventral
 
    
Two-tailed Spider (Tamopsis sp ES1)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Two Tailed Spider (Hersiliidae)
Species: Two-tailed Spider (Tamopsis sp ES1)
This Photo:     Female, Eye Arrangement

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The 6 specimens we have found range from just over 4mm to 6mm. Originally suspecting they were different species, due to the strength of patterns, the patterns still match. We suspect they are now various stages of growth from the smallest being younger, to the largest being older. Interestingly all are female, no males found yet.
We have found them in May, June, July & December.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 06-Dec-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.