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Interesting Australian spider with a tail

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by dragonblade71, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. dragonblade71

    dragonblade71 Arachnobaron

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    I photographed this spider several years ago. It was perched on a web it had made on a cactus in the Adelaide Botanical Gardens in South Australia. Oddly enough, after some time in my presence, the 'tail' began twitching. With regards to identification, would anyone have any ideas as to the genus or even the species?
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2007
  2. buthus

    buthus Arachnoprince

    Wonder if that could be Tetragnatha or Cyclosa?

    I'd go nutz if I had but a few days to wander around down there ...hell set me down anywhere there on dry land...just for a couple hours. I'd find spiders that would blow me mind! :D
     
  3. Bastian Drolshagen

    Bastian Drolshagen Arachnobaron Old Timer

  4. lhystrix

    lhystrix Arachnobaron

    Hi.

    It is an Argiope.
    Appears to be A. protensa, the tear drop spider.

    Not Arachnura
     
  5. lucanidae

    lucanidae Arachnoprince Old Timer

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    Absolutely, looks just like everyday normal Argiope with the exception of the elongated abdomen. I guess everything is weirder in Australia!
     
  6. dragonblade71

    dragonblade71 Arachnobaron

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    "I guess everything is weirder in Australia!"

    Lol much of it is!