(1085/1097) Male and female Arachnura feredayi longtailed forest spider
cryptic colouration on a plum tree trunk
Field Notes - 1 male, fed on moth which accidentally was caught when relocating away from location where children access (school property). Has distinct spurs of front legs indicating male, as well as silvery coloured head. Red markings on underside near fangs and orange-brown markings on abdomen helped in identifying species. He has been compared to a 10cm peice body length approx 3cm.
(1009) longjawed orbweaver Tetragnathidae
Moved a bit only to get away from me.
(1003) Tekelloides flavonotatus male,body 6mm
Arachnids are a class (Arachnida) of joint-legged invertebrate animals in the subphylum Chelicerata. All arachnids have eight legs, although the front pair of legs in some species has converted to a sensory function, while in other species, different appendages can grow large enough to take on the appearance of extra pairs of legs. The term is derived from the Greek word ἀράχνη (aráchnē), meaning "spider".