This small Miagrammopes spider keeps its legs close to its body and remains still looking like a piece of twig.
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These spiders look like a piece of twig. The front legs are very long.
10mm including leg span
bushland and gardens
they build a single-line snare made of woolly silk which is fastened to a twig on one end and held taut by the first pair of legs at the other end. When an insect lands and hits the thread, the spider releases the line which springs back and entangles the insect.
Harmless to people. They do not have venom glands.
|Common Name:||Miagrammopes - unknown Spider species|
Relatives in same Genus
stick spider (M. unknown species)