Celaenia calotoides

Bird-dropping spider at Cook, ACT

Celaenia calotoides at Cook, ACT - 15 Jan 2022
Celaenia calotoides at Cook, ACT - 15 Jan 2022
Celaenia calotoides at Cook, ACT - 15 Jan 2022
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Identification history

Celaenia calotoides 9 Feb 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Celaenia calotoides 9 Feb 2022 CathB

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Same spider shown in sighting 4423566 two days later, after it had apparently died. It is easier to see its unusual shape with the legs extended.

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Ptomaphila lacrymosa (Carrion Beetle) at Mount Painter - 29 Nov 2023 by CathB
Creophilus erythrocephalus (Devil's coach horse, Rove beetle) at Mount Painter - 29 Nov 2023 by CathB
Achoria inopina (A Longhorned Moth (family Leciithoceridae)) at Mount Painter - 29 Nov 2023 by CathB
Sidymella hirsuta (Hairy crab spider) at Mount Painter - 27 Nov 2023 by CathB
Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Mount Painter - 25 Nov 2023 by CathB
Tortricopsis uncinella (A concealer moth) at Mount Painter - 25 Nov 2023 by CathB
Cullen microcephalum (Dusky Scurf-pea) at Mount Painter - 24 Nov 2023 by CathB
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Eleale simplex (Clerid beetle) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Oct 2023 by CathB
Ranunculus lappaceus (Australian Buttercup) at Belconnen, ACT - 2 Oct 2023 by CathB
Didymoctenia exsuperata (Thick-lined Bark Moth) at Belconnen, ACT - 28 Sep 2023 by CathB
Chalcopteroides cupripennis (Rainbow darkling beetle) at Belconnen, ACT - 7 Sep 2023 by CathB
Salsa fuliginata (Sooty Orb-weaver) at Belconnen, ACT - 7 Sep 2023 by CathB
Australomisidia sp. (genus) (Flower spider) at Belconnen, ACT - 7 Sep 2023 by CathB
Lemidia subaenea (Clerid beetle) at Belconnen, ACT - 7 Sep 2023 by CathB
Sarothrocrepis civica (An arboreal 'ground' beetle) at Belconnen, ACT - 7 Sep 2023 by CathB
Calomela curtisi (Acacia leaf beetle) at Belconnen, ACT - 7 Sep 2023 by CathB
Stenolemus sp. (genus) (Thread-legged assassin bug) at Cook, ACT - 12 May 2023 by CathB
Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at Cook, ACT - 3 Apr 2023 by CathB
Chara sp. (genus) (A charophyte green algae) at Cook, ACT - 4 Mar 2023 by CathB
Lophyrotoma interrupta (Cattle Poisoning Sawfly) at Cook, ACT - 29 Dec 2022 by CathB
Glyphipterix chrysoplanetis (A Sedge Moth) at Cook, ACT - 27 Dec 2022 by CathB
Chrysopilus sp. (genus) (A snipe fly) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 Dec 2022 by CathB
Aaaaba fossicollis (Raspberry jewel beetle) at Cook, ACT - 17 Dec 2022 by CathB
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Cook, ACT - 8 Dec 2022 by SarahHnatiuk
Rhinotia phoenicoptera (Belid weevil) at Cook, ACT - 8 Dec 2022 by CathB
Amblyopone sp. (genus) (Slow ant) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Parakontikia ventrolineata (Stripe-bellied flatworm) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Trichoderma 'green fluffy' at Cook, ACT - 13 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Phlebiopsis crassa (A corticioid or paint fungi) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Ericrypsina chorodoxa (A Chezela group moth) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Milax gagates (Black-keeled Slug) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Caenoplana bicolor (Two-tone Planarian) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Conicochernes sp. (genus) (Chernetid Pseudoscorpion) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Monolepta minima (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Cook, ACT - 7 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Aulacocyclus edentulus (Passalid beetle) at Cook, ACT - 7 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Corticioid fungi at Cook, ACT - 7 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Cladonia sp. (genus) (Cup Lichen) at Cook, ACT - 7 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Hypoxylon howeianum at Cook, ACT - 7 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Cook, ACT - 26 Apr 2022 by drakes
Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) at Cook, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by CathB
Chalcidoidea (superfamily) (A gall wasp or Chalcid wasp) at Cook, ACT - 27 Mar 2022 by CathB
Cytaea severa (Severe Cytaea) at Cook, ACT - 26 Mar 2022 by CathB
Ottelia ovalifolia subsp. ovalifolia (Swamp Lily) at Cook, ACT - 26 Mar 2022 by CathB
Agriopocoris sp. (genus) (Coreid bug) at Cook, ACT - 26 Mar 2022 by CathB
Trilaccus mimeticus (Braconid-mimic plant bug) at Cook, ACT - 26 Mar 2022 by CathB
Balta spuria (A Balta Cockroach) at Cook, ACT - 26 Mar 2022 by CathB
Simaethula sp. (genus) (A jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 24 Feb 2022 by CathB
Carabidae sp. (family) (A ground beetle) at Cook, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by CathB
Phrissogonus laticostata (Apple looper moth) at Cook, ACT - 15 Jan 2022 by CathB
Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by CathB
Geitoneura klugii (Marbled Xenica) at Cook, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by Tammy
Salsa fuliginata (Sooty Orb-weaver) at Cook, ACT - 2 Jan 2022 by CathB
Phycitinae (subfamily) (A snout moth) at Cook, ACT - 19 Dec 2021 by CathB
Arrade destituta (Arrade destituta) at Cook, ACT - 19 Dec 2021 by CathB
Micromus tasmaniae (Tasmanian Brown Lacewing) at Cook, ACT - 19 Dec 2021 by CathB
Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Cook, ACT - 16 Dec 2021 by CathB
Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Cook, ACT - 25 Nov 2021 by CathB
Ephemeroptera (order) (Unidentified Mayfly) at Cook, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by CathB
Melanterius sp. (genus) (Unidentified Melanterius weevil) at Cook, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by CathB
Tetragnatha sp. (genus) (Long-jawed spider) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2021 by CathB
Macrobathra desmotoma ( A Cosmet moth) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2021 by CathB
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2021 by CathB
Edusella sp. (genus) (A leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2021 by CathB
Paropsisterna gloriosa (Glorious eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 7 Nov 2021 by CathB
Rhytidoponera aspera (Greenhead ant) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 7 Nov 2021 by CathB
Dictyotus conspicuus (A shield or stink bug) at Cook, ACT - 14 Oct 2021 by CathB
Philobota undescribed species near arabella (A concealer moth) at Cook, ACT - 11 Oct 2021 by tpreston
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave, Plantain Moth) at Cook, ACT - 11 Oct 2021 by tpreston
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Cook, ACT - 11 Oct 2021 by tpreston
Nacoleia rhoeoalis (Spilomelinae) at Cook, ACT - 11 Oct 2021 by trevorpreston
Schoenus apogon (Common Bog Sedge) at Cook, ACT - 4 Oct 2021 by drakes
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Cook, ACT - 27 Sep 2021 by drakes
Phaeoceros sp. at Cook, ACT - 16 Sep 2021 by CathB
Anthoceros sp. at Cook, ACT - 16 Sep 2021 by CathB
Plecoptera sp. (order) (Unidentified Stone fly) at Cook, ACT - 10 Sep 2021 by CathB
Acacia rubida (Red-stemmed Wattle, Red-leaved Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 16 Aug 2021 by drakes
Coprinellus etc. (An Inkcap) at Cook, ACT - 4 Jul 2021 by drakes
zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at Cook, ACT - 4 Jul 2021 by drakes
Cortinarius sp. (Cortinarius) at Cook, ACT - 20 Jun 2021 by drakes
zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at Cook, ACT - 27 May 2021 by drakes
Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow Box) at Cook, ACT - 9 May 2021 by drakes
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Cook, ACT - 6 May 2021 by drakes
Eucalyptus rubida subsp. rubida (Candlebark) at Cook, ACT - 3 May 2021 by drakes
Gymnopilus junonius (Gymnopilus junonius) at Cook, ACT - 8 Apr 2021 by drakes
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Cook, ACT - 1 Apr 2021 by drakes
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Cook, ACT - 1 Apr 2021 by drakes
Oenochroa and Artiastis (genera) at Cook, ACT - 9 Mar 2021 by CathB
Perga dorsalis (Steel-blue sawfly, spitfire) at Cook, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by CathB
Camponotus nigroaeneus (Sugar ant) at Cook, ACT - 19 Feb 2021 by CathB
Neotartessus flavipes (A leafhopper) at Cook, ACT - 13 Feb 2021 by CathB
Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 13 Feb 2021 by CathB
Rhytidoponera aspera (Greenhead ant) at Cook, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by CathB
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Cook, ACT - 9 Feb 2021 by CathB

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Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 15 Jan 2022 05:48 PM Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

Species information

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