Twig Wrap-around Spider
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Ellura
Wrap-around Spider
S1: Female
 
    
Twig Wrap-around Spider (Dolophones cf turrigera)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Orb-weaver Spider (Araneidae)
Species: Twig Wrap-around Spider (Dolophones cf turrigera)
This Photo:     Ventral, ~6mm long, ~4mm wide

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
Volker Framenau said: "These may not be Dolophones turrigera, the genus is completely unresolved and the turret like outgrowths on the abdomen are highly variable. Only examination of the genitalia will get you to a species identification."

When photographing wrap arounds we've found they relax if you put a stick in the box with them.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Jan-2016
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.