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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

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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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Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2020 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2020 by Tim L Chalcididae sp. (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at ANBG - 24 Jun 2020 by Tim L Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at ANBG - 24 Jun 2020 by Tim L Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at ANBG - 24 Jun 2020 by Tim L Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at ANBG - 12 Jun 2020 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 12 Jun 2020 by Tim L Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 9 Jun 2020 by Tim L Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 9 Jun 2020 by Tim L Camponotus nigroaeneus (Sugar ant) at ANBG - 9 Jun 2020 by Tim L Laetiporus portentosus at ANBG - 3 Jun 2020 by Tim L Miridae sp. (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at ANBG - 3 Jun 2020 by Tim L Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at ANBG - 2 Jun 2020 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L Eurymeloides bicincta (Gumtree hopper) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at ANBG - 13 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at ANBG - 13 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at ANBG - 13 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton Amata sp. (genus) (Tiger Moth) at ANBG - 13 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2020 by Christine Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2020 by Christine Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at ANBG - 17 Jan 2020 by Tim L Cixiidae sp. (family) (Cixiid planthopper) at ANBG - 14 Oct 2019 by Tim L Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at ANBG - 23 Sep 2019 by Tim L Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by Tim L Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by Tim L Sandalodes scopifer (White-spotted Sandalodes) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by Tim L Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at ANBG - 12 Sep 2019 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 10 Sep 2019 by Tim L Cleonyminae sp. (subfamily) (Parasitic wasp) at ANBG - 3 Sep 2019 by Tim L Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by Tim L Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by Tim L Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by Tim L Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by Tim L Microtropesa sp. (genus) (Tachinid fly) at ANBG - 19 Aug 2019 by Tim L Alcaeus varicornis (Acacia stink bug) at ANBG - 16 Aug 2019 by Tim L Crepidomenus fulgidus (Click beetle) at ANBG - 16 Aug 2019 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 14 Aug 2019 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 7 Aug 2019 by Tim L Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at ANBG - 7 Aug 2019 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 16 Jul 2019 by Tim L Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 16 Jul 2019 by Tim L Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at ANBG - 27 Jun 2019 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 27 Jun 2019 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 by Tim L Hyalarcta nigrescens (Ribbed Case Moth) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 by Tim L Lepidoscia arctiella (Tower Case Moth) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 by Tim L Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 by Tim L Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 20 Jun 2019 by Tim L Anystidae (family) (Unidentified anystid mite) at ANBG - 18 Jun 2019 by Tim L Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 28 May 2019 by Tim L Monomorium kiliani (Kilian's ant) at ANBG - 25 May 2019 by Tim L Monomorium kiliani (Kilian's ant) at ANBG - 24 May 2019 by Tim L Oncopeltus sordidus (Milk vine bug) at ANBG - 22 May 2019 by Christine Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at ANBG - 24 Apr 2019 by Tim L Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at ANBG - 1 Nov 2018 by Alison Milton Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at ANBG - 1 Nov 2018 by Alison Milton Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid bee) at ANBG - 1 Nov 2018 by Alison Milton Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at ANBG - 18 Oct 2018 by Tim L Alticini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified flea beetle) at ANBG - 25 Sep 2018 by Tim L Sarothrocrepis civica (An arboreal 'ground' beetle) at ANBG - 25 Sep 2018 by Tim L Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at ANBG - 11 Sep 2018 by Alison Milton Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at ANBG - 1 Feb 2018 by roymcd
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Chalcididae sp. (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at ANBG - 24 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at ANBG - 24 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at ANBG - 24 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at ANBG - 12 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 12 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 9 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 9 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Camponotus nigroaeneus (Sugar ant) at ANBG - 9 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Laetiporus portentosus at ANBG - 3 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Miridae sp. (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at ANBG - 3 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at ANBG - 2 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L
Eurymeloides bicincta (Gumtree hopper) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L
Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at ANBG - 13 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton
Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at ANBG - 13 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton
Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at ANBG - 13 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton
Amata sp. (genus) (Tiger Moth) at ANBG - 13 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2020 by Christine
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2020 by Christine
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at ANBG - 17 Jan 2020 by Tim L
Cixiidae sp. (family) (Cixiid planthopper) at ANBG - 14 Oct 2019 by Tim L
Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at ANBG - 23 Sep 2019 by Tim L
Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by Tim L
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by Tim L
Sandalodes scopifer (White-spotted Sandalodes) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by Tim L
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at ANBG - 12 Sep 2019 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 10 Sep 2019 by Tim L
Cleonyminae sp. (subfamily) (Parasitic wasp) at ANBG - 3 Sep 2019 by Tim L
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by Tim L
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by Tim L
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by Tim L
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by Tim L
Microtropesa sp. (genus) (Tachinid fly) at ANBG - 19 Aug 2019 by Tim L
Alcaeus varicornis (Acacia stink bug) at ANBG - 16 Aug 2019 by Tim L
Crepidomenus fulgidus (Click beetle) at ANBG - 16 Aug 2019 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 14 Aug 2019 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 7 Aug 2019 by Tim L
Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at ANBG - 7 Aug 2019 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 16 Jul 2019 by Tim L
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 16 Jul 2019 by Tim L
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at ANBG - 27 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 27 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Hyalarcta nigrescens (Ribbed Case Moth) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Lepidoscia arctiella (Tower Case Moth) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 20 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Anystidae (family) (Unidentified anystid mite) at ANBG - 18 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 28 May 2019 by Tim L
Monomorium kiliani (Kilian's ant) at ANBG - 25 May 2019 by Tim L
Monomorium kiliani (Kilian's ant) at ANBG - 24 May 2019 by Tim L
Oncopeltus sordidus (Milk vine bug) at ANBG - 22 May 2019 by Christine
Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at ANBG - 24 Apr 2019 by Tim L
Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at ANBG - 1 Nov 2018 by Alison Milton
Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at ANBG - 1 Nov 2018 by Alison Milton
Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid bee) at ANBG - 1 Nov 2018 by Alison Milton
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at ANBG - 18 Oct 2018 by Tim L
Alticini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified flea beetle) at ANBG - 25 Sep 2018 by Tim L
Sarothrocrepis civica (An arboreal 'ground' beetle) at ANBG - 25 Sep 2018 by Tim L
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at ANBG - 11 Sep 2018 by Alison Milton
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at ANBG - 1 Feb 2018 by roymcd

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • 14 Jun 2019 Recorded on
  • Tim L Recorded by

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