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Other hunting spiderTamopsis sp. (genus)   

Two-tailed spider at ANBG

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Tamopsis sp. (genus) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019
Tamopsis sp. (genus) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019
Tamopsis sp. (genus) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019
Tamopsis sp. (genus) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019
Tamopsis sp. (genus) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019

Identification history

Other hunting spider Tamopsis sp. (genus) 12 Jul 2019 michaelb
Other hunting spider Tamopsis sp. (genus) 12 Jul 2019 Tim L

Author's notes

An active spider, missing part of one leg.

4 comments

Christine wrote:
   12 Jul 2019
Perhaps a bad experience has made it more wary, and therefore active? How many have you seen now? Is that four at least?? This one also appears to be more two-toned than the others??
Tim L wrote:
   12 Jul 2019
I'm aware of at least six that are around at the moment Christine. There are the two permanent residents of the tree that you've seen and photographed, the one above, and another three that I haven't processed and posted yet. The latter three were one time sightings. I suspect that there are many more around at the moment that just don't get seen because of them blending in with the background. And yes, the spider in this sighting has a very different body pattern to the others I've seen.
michaelb wrote:
   12 Jul 2019
I'm amazed that you are so familiar with the ANBG that you have a count of the number of Two-tailed spiders!
Tim L wrote:
   12 Jul 2019
Maybe I should get out more... Or is that the problem?
Seriously, these spiders appear to come in two types, which makes them easy to find and keep track of. They either remain in the one spot for literally weeks at a time (as evidenced by the CNM sightings of at least two individuals over a period of weeks) or they take off as soon as the photographer gets close to them, making them easy to see by their movement. Once you know this behaviour and the type of trees that suit their markings then its easier to see them and try and keep a track of them over time.

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Nearby Sightings

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Unidentified Leafhopper & planthopper (Hemiptera, several families) (TBC) at ANBG - 14 Oct 2019 Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 Unidentified Jumping & peacock spider (Salticidae) (TBC) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 Sandalodes scopifer (White-spotted Sandalodes) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at ANBG - 12 Sep 2019 Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 10 Sep 2019 Cleonyminae sp. (subfamily) (Parasitic wasp) at ANBG - 3 Sep 2019 Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum ant) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum ant) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 Unidentified Wasp (Hymenoptera, Apocrita) (TBC) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 Microtropesa sp. (genus) (Tachinid fly) at ANBG - 19 Aug 2019 Alcaeus varicornis (Acacia stink bug) at ANBG - 16 Aug 2019 Crepidomenus fulgidus (Click beetle) at ANBG - 16 Aug 2019 Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 14 Aug 2019 Empididae sp. (family) (TBC) at ANBG - 12 Aug 2019 Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 7 Aug 2019 Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at ANBG - 7 Aug 2019 Scymnodes sp. (genus) (TBC) at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019 Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 16 Jul 2019 Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 16 Jul 2019 Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at ANBG - 27 Jun 2019 Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 27 Jun 2019 Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 Hyalarcta nigrescens (Ribbed Case Moth) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 Lepidoscia arctiella (Tower Case Moth) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 20 Jun 2019 Anystidae (family) (Unidentified anystid mite) at ANBG - 18 Jun 2019 Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 28 May 2019 Monomorium kiliani (Kilian's ant) at ANBG - 25 May 2019 Monomorium kiliani (Kilian's ant) at ANBG - 24 May 2019 Oncopeltus sordidus (Milk vine bug) at ANBG - 22 May 2019 Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at ANBG - 24 Apr 2019 Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at ANBG - 1 Nov 2018 Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at ANBG - 1 Nov 2018 Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid bee) at ANBG - 1 Nov 2018 Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at ANBG - 18 Oct 2018 Alticini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified flea beetle) at ANBG - 25 Sep 2018 Sarothrocrepis civica (An arboreal 'ground' beetle) at ANBG - 25 Sep 2018 Unidentified Beetle (Coleoptera) (TBC) at ANBG - 25 Sep 2018 Unidentified Beetle (Coleoptera) (TBC) at ANBG - 21 Sep 2018 Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at ANBG - 11 Sep 2018 Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at ANBG - 1 Feb 2018
Unidentified Leafhopper & planthopper (Hemiptera, several families) (TBC) at ANBG - 14 Oct 2019
Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019
Unidentified Jumping & peacock spider (Salticidae) (TBC) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019
Sandalodes scopifer (White-spotted Sandalodes) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at ANBG - 12 Sep 2019
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 10 Sep 2019
Cleonyminae sp. (subfamily) (Parasitic wasp) at ANBG - 3 Sep 2019
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum ant) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum ant) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019
Unidentified Wasp (Hymenoptera, Apocrita) (TBC) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019
Microtropesa sp. (genus) (Tachinid fly) at ANBG - 19 Aug 2019
Alcaeus varicornis (Acacia stink bug) at ANBG - 16 Aug 2019
Crepidomenus fulgidus (Click beetle) at ANBG - 16 Aug 2019
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 14 Aug 2019
Empididae sp. (family) (TBC) at ANBG - 12 Aug 2019
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 7 Aug 2019
Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at ANBG - 7 Aug 2019
Scymnodes sp. (genus) (TBC) at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 16 Jul 2019
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 16 Jul 2019
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at ANBG - 27 Jun 2019
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 27 Jun 2019
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019
Hyalarcta nigrescens (Ribbed Case Moth) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019
Lepidoscia arctiella (Tower Case Moth) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 20 Jun 2019
Anystidae (family) (Unidentified anystid mite) at ANBG - 18 Jun 2019
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019
Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 28 May 2019
Monomorium kiliani (Kilian's ant) at ANBG - 25 May 2019
Monomorium kiliani (Kilian's ant) at ANBG - 24 May 2019
Oncopeltus sordidus (Milk vine bug) at ANBG - 22 May 2019
Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at ANBG - 24 Apr 2019
Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at ANBG - 1 Nov 2018
Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at ANBG - 1 Nov 2018
Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid bee) at ANBG - 1 Nov 2018
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at ANBG - 18 Oct 2018
Alticini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified flea beetle) at ANBG - 25 Sep 2018
Sarothrocrepis civica (An arboreal 'ground' beetle) at ANBG - 25 Sep 2018
Unidentified Beetle (Coleoptera) (TBC) at ANBG - 25 Sep 2018
Unidentified Beetle (Coleoptera) (TBC) at ANBG - 21 Sep 2018
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at ANBG - 11 Sep 2018
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at ANBG - 1 Feb 2018

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 14 Jun 2019 1:06 PM Recorded on
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