Grey Orb-weaver
Twig Wrap-around Spider
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)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Twig Wrap-around Spider (Dolophones cf turrigera)
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Thank you Anthony Paul & Suzanne and Jim for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) 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 © 2016-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Jan-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.