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Dolophones dorsal view A unique and fascinating genus of spiders native to this country and Oceania. They are called &#039;wrap around spider&#039; because they wrap very closely around a twig when at rest thanks to their concave abdomen. Their colouring and markings provide for excellent camouflage and are therefore very difficult to spot. I have only ever found two - this one was easier as I happened upon it when it was between rocks in a wall of my garden. I chose to photograph and present from this angle to showcase the wonderful markings and pattern on the dorsal abdomen. <br />
Possibly Dolophones tuberculata? Body length 10 mm<br />
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Dolophones dorsal view

A unique and fascinating genus of spiders native to this country and Oceania. They are called 'wrap around spider' because they wrap very closely around a twig when at rest thanks to their concave abdomen. Their colouring and markings provide for excellent camouflage and are therefore very difficult to spot. I have only ever found two - this one was easier as I happened upon it when it was between rocks in a wall of my garden. I chose to photograph and present from this angle to showcase the wonderful markings and pattern on the dorsal abdomen.
Possibly Dolophones tuberculata? Body length 10 mm

    comments (3)

  1. Nice! These spiders are so incredible. Posted 2 years ago
  2. If you're sure enough about Dolophones tuberculata we can create a species record for it? Posted 2 years ago
    1. Yep, going on feed back from arachnology groups/others observations and my own research. Posted 2 years ago

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Dolophones tuberculata is a spider from the Dolophones genus, it is endemic to Australia.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Jul 10, 2018. Captured Feb 3, 2018 11:22.