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  stick spider (Miagrammopes sp)





stick spider | Miagrammopes sp photo
Miagrammopes

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stick spider | Miagrammopes sp photo
Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



STICK SPIDER FACTS

Description
These spiders look like a piece of twig when they are at rest. They use a single woolly silk line to catch their prey. They keep the line taut by pulling any slack silk into a loop underneath their body. When an insect hits the line, the spider releases the loop of silk which drops along the line to help tangle the prey.



Classification
Class:Arachnida
Order:Araneomorphae
Family:Uloboridae
Genus:Miagrammopes
Species:sp
Common Name:stick spider

Relatives in same Genus
  Miagrammopes - unknown Spider species (M. unknown species)