Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tiny House Dweller, Two-tailed Spiders

Superfamily Eresoidea

Two-tailed Spiders are so called due to the long spinnerets, which give them the name.

Tiny House Dwellers (Family Oecobiidae)

Common Tiny House Dweller Oecobius concinnus

Two-tailed Spiders (Family Hersiliidae)

Common Two-Tailed Spider Hersilia savignyi
Hersilia yunnanensis
Murricia cornuta

Two-tailed Spiders: Rifle Range. Chestnut Trail ©Eddy Lee

Top and front views of Two-tailed Spider at Dairy Farm ©Eddy Lee


  1. The spiders in the second photo is a lichen spider (huntsman spider). They can be distinguished from the 2 tailed spiders by comparing their eyes, legs, spinnerets and preying habits.