Dolophones spDolophones conifera Dolophones notocantha Dolophones turrigera

Dolophones notocantha, commonly known as Wheel-back Wrap-around Spider is a cryptic orb spider belonging to a group known as ‘wrap-around-spiders’. Dolophones notocantha have a smaller turret that is typical of this species and whose abdomen is a different colour to the turret.

Dolophones notocantha (Wheel-back Wrap-around Spider), TAS © Arnee Pu
Dolophones notocantha (Wheel-back Wrap-around Spider), TAS © Arnee Pu
Dolophones notocantha (Wheel-back Wrap-around Spider), TAS © Arnee Pu
Dolophones notocantha (Wheel-back Wrap-around Spider), TAS © Arnee Pu
Dolophones notocantha (Wheel-back Wrap-around Spider), Ben Lomond TAS © Arnee Pu
Dolophones notocantha (Wheel-back Wrap-around Spider), Ben Lomond TAS © Arnee Pu

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Chelicerata
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Infraorder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Araneidae
  • Genus: Dolophones
  • Species: Dolophones notocantha

Footnote & References

  1. Photographs Dolophones notocantha,TAS © Arnee Pu
  2. Dolophones notacantha (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824), Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/62f5b9fb-132b-499b-9a9d-cda6dac58712
  3. The Dolophones notocantha, JungleDragon, https://www.jungledragon.com/image/42528/orb_spider_dolophones_notocantha.html

Dolophones spDolophones conifera Dolophones notocantha Dolophones turrigera

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