Two-tailed Spider
Two-tailed Spider
Dorsal, ~5mm
Two-tailed Spider (Tamopsis sp ES01)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Two Tailed Spider (Hersiliidae)
Species: Two-tailed Spider (Tamopsis sp ES01)
This Photo:     Nest

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
Thanks to Daniel Heald for spotting our error & Jan Anderson for identifying this egg for us; we had it down as a lacewing egg (which are much smaller, more oblong and found in batches).
We don't know which 2-Tailed Spider species it belongs to.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The 6 specimens we have found range from just over 4mm to 6mm. Originally suspecting they were different species, due to the strength of patterns, the patterns still match. We suspect they are now various stages of growth from the smallest being younger, to the largest being older. Interestingly all are female, no males found yet.

Copyright © 2013-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 02-Jan-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.