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Wrap-around Spider 3 - Dolophones maximus


This page contains pictures and information about Warp-around Spiders that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 8mm
The Warp-around spiders are so called because of their concave abdomen curved in such a way that when the spider rests on a twig, it fits well and wrap around the twig. The spiders are brown in colour and rest on twigs during the day. They build vertical orb web at night. 
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The above pictures show the spider captured a leaf beetle as meal even when it was resting on twig. 
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This Warp-around spider has the small knob on the abdomen which distinguished it from the other two species of Warp-around spider that we found.  

1. Australian Spiders in colour - Ramon Mascord, Reed Books Pty Ltd, 1970, p94.
2. A Guide to Australian Spiders - Densey Clyne, Melbourne, Nelson 1969, p68.

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Last updated: October 18, 2009.