KNOBBY WHITE SPIDER (STAR WARS)
Episode I Adventures 5: The Ghostling Children
The Force Unleashed II novel
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
Galaxy of Fear: The Hunger
Star Wars Adventures: Luke Skywalker and the Treasure of the Dragonsnakes
Darksaber (First appearance)
Junior Jedi Knights: Anakin's Quest
It had a large, lumpy body with a bloated, bulbous head, eight gnarled legs and one large stinger used to capture and sedate its prey.
One of the most bizarre organisms on Dagobah, the knobby white spider was in fact a mobile root that was part of the gnarltree’s life cycle. Composed primarily of calcified wood, it would break free of its parent tree to roam the swamps and devour animals. After gathering enough nutrients, the spider would find a clear spot to anchor its legs, and if it survived that period, it would eventually transform into roots that allow the spider to grow into a towering tree. During this period it was vulnerable to bogwings and jubba birds.
In addition to the very large ones, there were also some smaller, knee-height ones; Luke Skywalker ended up facing a number of these in his training.