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Side view of Scorpion -tailed Spider in her web. This is the natural position- upside down.  Arachnura higginsi,Australia,Geotagged Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Side view of Scorpion -tailed Spider in her web. This is the natural position- upside down.

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  1. How have I never heard about this species in all those years? Spectacular find, love it! Posted 7 months ago
    1. Yes it is just so nice to see them. At first it is hard to find the first one but when your eye learned to see them , they are quiet common. Posted 7 months ago
  2. Holy crap! That's the mot awesome spider I've ever seen!
    Posted 7 months ago
    1. Thank you Thibaud . They are not very big at all . Posted 7 months ago
  3. That's a brilliant spotting Ernst - what an amazing spider!. You say they are common. I must keep an eye out for them. Posted 7 months ago

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''Arachnura higginsi'', known as the Tailed Spider or Scorpion Tailed Spider and the Scorpion Orb Weaver is a common Australian spider belonging to the family Araneidae. It occurs in many parts of Australia.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Dec 3, 2017. Captured in 46 Boolungal Way, Karana Downs QLD 4306, Australia.