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Dolophones

Dolophones is a genus of spiders belonging to the orb weaver family comprising of about 17 species as per records obtained till April 2019.

Dolophones Spider

Spiders Belonging to This Genus

Dolophones bituberculataDolophones clypeata

Wrap-Around (Dolophones conifer)

Dolophones elfordiDolophones intricataDolophones macleayi
Dolophones mammeataDolophones maximaDolophones nasalis
Dolophones notacanthaDolophones peltataDolophones pilosa
Dolophones simplaDolophones testudineaDolophones thomisoides
Dolophones tuberculataDolophones turrigera  

Physical Description & Identification

Adult

Size: On average most species of this genus are around 6 mm to 9 mm (0.23 inches to 09.35 inches) in size, with females being bigger than the males.

Color: Brown is the natural shade among most spiders of this genus.

Other Characteristic Features:  The physical traits differ from one species to the other. For instance, the wrap-around spider can flatten its body and wrap it around the trees as camouflage.

Eggs

The eggs are mostly yellow, with a large number of them existing in a single sac.

Spiderlings

They pass through several phases of molting before maturation and finally disperse to be on their own.

The Web

They make large webs, spun mostly at night.

Are Spiders of the Dolophones Genus Venomous and Do They Bite

They are harmless to humans and would bite only if disturbed or agitated.

Quick Facts

Lifespan Not Known
Distribution  Different parts of Australia
Habitat Branches and tree trunks
Diet Insects, other spiders

Did You Know

  • Charles Athanase Walckenaer described the Dolophones genus for the first time in the year 1837.

Image Credits: hiveminer.com

Dolophones is a genus of spiders belonging to the orb weaver family comprising of about 17 species as per records obtained till April 2019.

Dolophones Spider

Spiders Belonging to This Genus

Dolophones bituberculataDolophones clypeata

Wrap-Around (Dolophones conifer)

Dolophones elfordiDolophones intricataDolophones macleayi
Dolophones mammeataDolophones maximaDolophones nasalis
Dolophones notacanthaDolophones peltataDolophones pilosa
Dolophones simplaDolophones testudineaDolophones thomisoides
Dolophones tuberculataDolophones turrigera  

Physical Description & Identification

Adult

Size: On average most species of this genus are around 6 mm to 9 mm (0.23 inches to 09.35 inches) in size, with females being bigger than the males.

Color: Brown is the natural shade among most spiders of this genus.

Other Characteristic Features:  The physical traits differ from one species to the other. For instance, the wrap-around spider can flatten its body and wrap it around the trees as camouflage.

Eggs

The eggs are mostly yellow, with a large number of them existing in a single sac.

Spiderlings

They pass through several phases of molting before maturation and finally disperse to be on their own.

The Web

They make large webs, spun mostly at night.

Are Spiders of the Dolophones Genus Venomous and Do They Bite

They are harmless to humans and would bite only if disturbed or agitated.

Quick Facts

Lifespan Not Known
Distribution  Different parts of Australia
Habitat Branches and tree trunks
Diet Insects, other spiders

Did You Know

  • Charles Athanase Walckenaer described the Dolophones genus for the first time in the year 1837.

Image Credits: hiveminer.com

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