Flat-headed Two-tailed Spider
Male: Eye Arrangement
Released, dorsal, ~4.5mm
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Family:||Two Tailed Spider (Hersiliidae)|
|Species:||Flat-headed Two-tailed Spider (Tamopsis cf platycephala)|
|This Photo:||Male: Ventral|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
This species is a northern species only known from NT, Qld & NSW, so suspect it's not the same species, but certainly looks it and is the right size, so probably closely related.
One male found in June, ~6mm long excluding appendages (ie legs, spinerets & palps).
As can be seen, a very different abdomen shape to our other Two-tailed Spiders. Also quite large, with the male spiders usually considerably smaller than females. Females are reported to be ~10mm