Wrap-around Spider
S5: Male
Ellura
Elegant Knobbly Orb-weaver
Male, dorsal, ~13mm
 
    
Wrap-around Spider (Dolophones sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Orb-weaver Spider (Araneidae)
Species: Wrap-around Spider (Dolophones sp)
This Photo:     S5: Male

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
We suspect there are 3 species here. Unfortunately the photo's were taken before we realised we needed to get ventral (underneath) photo's. The eye's raised on a platform is not necessarily a diagnostic feature as once thought, nor is it gender specific. The genetalia is, but these images (photo equipement) are not able to magnify the genetalia to a sufficient size to inspect them.

Copyright © 2015- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 29-Dec-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species