Bush Orb-weaver
Ellura
Twig Wrap-around Spider
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Twig Wrap-around Spider (Dolophones cf turrigera)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Spider, Scorpion, Mite & Tick (Arachnida)
Order: Spider (Araneae)
Family: Orb-weaver Spider (Araneidae)
Species: Twig Wrap-around Spider (Dolophones cf turrigera)
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General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
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 an Australian Native Species