This page contains pictures and information about Tree-stump Spiders that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Body length 15mm
- This is a large web weaving spider with round button shape abdomen which
overhangs and covers the head and thorax. The surface of the abdomen has the
very rough bark-looking texture, brown in colour. Adult males are small and do not make webs.
- This spiders build very large vertical orb web at night. Their web has the
spirals spined very close together that it looks like a sheet of silk. They pack-up and consume
the web after used, hide on the tree during the day. Obviously, their
major target preys are those night flying moths.
- We found this spider in a
park in Wishart.
- 1. A Guide to Australian Spiders - Densey Clyne, Melbourne, Nelson
- 2. Poltys
illepidus - The
Find-a-spider Guide for Australian Spiders, University of Southern
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