Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura higginsi)Scorpion-tailed Spider Egg Sacs The Spider and the Web

The Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura higginsi), also known as the Scorpion Orb Weaver (belonging to the Orbweavers family Araneidae), is said to build a web that is vertical although depending on what it the web is attached to, will have some angles of inclination. There are occasions where they will built a web that is more horizontal.

Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura higginsi) © Stefan Jones
Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura higginsi), Brisbane QLD © Stefan Jones

The web itself is not fully circular, as found with many orbweaver webs, as the upper two sectors of the Scorpion-tailed Spider web are left incomplete, with just radial threads.

The web is usually constructed about one to two metres above ground and measures approximately 1 metre across.

Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura higginsi) © Stefan Jones
Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura higginsi), Brisbane QLD © Stefan Jones
Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura higginsi) © Stefan Jones
Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura higginsi), Brisbane QLD © Stefan Jones
Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura higginsi) © Stefan Jones
Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura higginsi), Brisbane QLD © Stefan Jones

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Chelicerata
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Infraorder: Entelegynae
  • Superfamily: Araneoidea
  • Family: Araneidae
  • Genus: Arachnura
  • Species: Arachnura higginsi
Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura higginsi) © Stefan Jones
Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura higginsi), Brisbane QLD © Stefan Jones

Footnote & References

  1. Photos Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura higginsi) © Stefan Jones

Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura higginsi)Scorpion-tailed Spider Egg Sacs The Spider and the Web

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