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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 11 days 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 10 days ago
  2. Holy crap! That's the mot awesome spider I've ever seen!
    Posted 11 days ago
    1. Thank you Thibaud . They are not very big at all . Posted 10 days 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 10 days 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.