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Celaenia calotoides

Bird-dropping spider

Family Araneidae.

Although classified in the orb-weaver family Araneidae, these spiders do not construct webs to capture prey. Instead, at night they produce a chemical that mimics the sex pheromone emitted by certain female moths, thereby attracting male moths which they then ambush in the manner of crab spiders of the Thomisidae.

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Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Cook, ACT - 15 Jan 2022 by CathB Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by CathB Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Cook, ACT - 16 Dec 2021 by CathB Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Spence, ACT - 9 Jun 2021 by Watermilli Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Jan 2021 by BIrdsinCanberra Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Fadden, ACT - 5 Nov 2020 by YumiCallaway Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Spence, ACT - 21 May 2020 by Bron Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Hughes, ACT - 3 May 2020 by JackyF Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Conder, ACT - 3 Apr 2020 by michaelb Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2019 by CathB Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Higgins, ACT - 2 May 2019 by AlisonMilton Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Cook, ACT - 2 Jan 2018 by CathB Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Dec 2013 by TimL Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Melba, ACT - 29 Mar 2012 by Bron
Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Cook, ACT - 15 Jan 2022 by CathB
Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by CathB
Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Cook, ACT - 16 Dec 2021 by CathB
Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Spence, ACT - 9 Jun 2021 by Watermilli
Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Jan 2021 by BIrdsinCanberra
Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Fadden, ACT - 5 Nov 2020 by YumiCallaway
Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Spence, ACT - 21 May 2020 by Bron
Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Hughes, ACT - 3 May 2020 by JackyF
Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Conder, ACT - 3 Apr 2020 by michaelb
Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2019 by CathB
Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Higgins, ACT - 2 May 2019 by AlisonMilton
Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Cook, ACT - 2 Jan 2018 by CathB
Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Dec 2013 by TimL
Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Melba, ACT - 29 Mar 2012 by Bron

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Species information

  • Celaenia calotoides Scientific name
  • Bird-dropping spider Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 0m to 685m Recorded at altitude
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