26 Nov 2021

Critter of the Week: Tailed Forest Spider

From Afternoons, 3:35 pm on 26 November 2021

This week’s critter is the Tailed Forest Spider.

Also called scorpion-tailed spiders or drag-tailed spiders, the female Tailed Forest Spider, Arachnura feredayi, has a long body that looks like an autumn leaf.

Females are up to six times bigger than males and spin long twig-like tubes out of forest detritus to house their eggs.

Female Tailed Forest Spider

Female Tailed Forest Spider Photo: CC BY 4.0 Steve Kerr

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