Spiders in this family are small spider and easily identified. They have two
tails, actually they are the long spinnerets. Two-tailed Spider sits on tree
trunk and lay silk on the near by area. When a small insect come close, the
insect triggers those silk and the spider senses this. The spider will quickly
run around the insect in circles, with the insect in center. The spider will
also lay more silk at the same time, until the insect entangled by the silk,
becomes the meal of the spider.
- Common Two-tailed Spider
- Tamopsis brisbanensis, leg to leg 30mm
- On Mar 2008 in Karawatha Forest, we found this Two-tailed Spider on a Acacia
tree trunk. Two-tailed Spiders are common but hard to find. They are small and heavily camouflaged.
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- Gumtree Two-tailed Spider
- ? Tamopsis sp., leg to leg 30mm
- We found this Gumtree Two-tailed Spider once in Carbrook Wetland on Oct
2011. It was sitting on a large Scribble Bark Gumtree trunk. The spider camouflages
as the same colours and markings as the tree trunk. We have more information
in this page.
- 1. A Guide to Australian Spiders - Densey Clyne, Melbourne, Nelson
- 2. Tamopsis
The Find-a-spider Guide for Australian
Spiders, University of Southern Queensland, 2007.
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