Bird Dropping Spider
The Bird Dropping spider has a body that looks like bird droppings. This protects them from being eaten by predators such as birds and wasps.
Death's Head Spider
Female is 12 mm and male is tiny 2.5 mm.
Found in many different habitats including suburban gardens but are hard to spot.
Mostly male moths. At night the spider hangs from a thread with its legs outstretched. It then releases a chemical scent that smells like a female moth attracting male moths to their doom.
The Bird Dropping Spider is found throughout much of eastern and southern Australia.
The bite is not dangerous to humans.
Common Name: Bird Dropping