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  Miagrammopes - unknown Spider species (Miagrammopes sp2)





Miagrammopes - unknown Spider species | Miagrammopes sp2 photo
This small Miagrammopes spider keeps its legs close to its body and remains still looking like a piece of twig.

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SPIDER FACTS

Description
These spiders look like a piece of twig. The front legs are very long.

Size
10mm including leg span

Habitat
bushland and gardens

Food
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.

Notes
Harmless to people. They do not have venom glands.



Classification
Class:Arachnida
Order:Araneomorphae
Family:Uloboridae
Genus:Miagrammopes
Species:sp2
Common Name:Miagrammopes - unknown Spider species

Relatives in same Genus
  stick spider (M. unknown species)