Two-tailed Spiders

Two-tailed Spiders – Hersiliidae

These are small flat-bodied spiders that reside upon tree trunks and rock surfaces. They are cryptic in colour and pattern and have extremely long spinnerets, a feature that makes them easily recognisable.  They are roaming hunters, using speed to ambush small invertebrate prey. 

Example Australian species

Two-tailed Spider – Tamopsis fickerti

Two-tailed Spider – Tamopsis species

Two-tailed Spider – Tamopsis species (sub-adult male)