- This page contains pictures and information about Two-spined Spiders that
we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Body diameter 8mm
- Two-spined Spiders build orb web at night but hide under leaves during
day time. They are not easy to find. Their webs are relatively small, it is
not vertical nor horizontal, but inclined orb web built on a narrow
triangular framework. Clyne's Book (see reference) has the details
- Their body is brown with a yellow stripe. There is two white
spines at the back look like eyes. Together with a white strip on the edge
of abdomen they form the "Cat
Face" pattern. A very effective threaten sign to the predators.
- This spider is one of the most beautiful orb weaving spiders. The spider is
colourful with red, yellow, green, white and black colour. The colour may be
different for individuals.
- The spider in the above pictures stated in our
backyard for the
- Body length 5mm
- We found this small spider (above pictures) in our backyard during mid summer.
Its body is dirty black colour. We believed
this is the young Two-spined Spider.
- 1. Wildlife
of Greater Brisbane - Queensland Museum 1995, p37.
- 2. Two-spined
spider - The
Find-a-spider Guide for Australian Spiders, University of Southern
- 3. A Guide to Australian Spiders - Densey Clyne, Melbourne, Nelson
1969, p71 (Poecilopachys bispinosa).
- 4. Australian Spiders in colour - Ramon Mascord, Reed Books Pty
Ltd, 1970, p70 (Poecilopachys bispinosa).
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