Spoings are spider-like enemies that appear in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. Whenever they see Mario, they hop in the air and then back down. Spoings earned their name from "spider". These enemies can easily be defeated by jumping on their head or spinning into them. They are commonly found in the Space Junk Galaxy (where their leader Tarantox is fought) and in the Tall Trunk and Flip-Out Galaxies. Whenever they successfully hit Mario, they snicker upon contact. They have a web-hanging equivalent called Spanglers.