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Araneus circulissparsus

Fact Box
Species:
Araneus circulissparsus (RM)
Family:
Araneidae
formerly Argiopidae
Body length:
female: 6 mm
male: 3 mm
Habitat:
In a small orb web among green shrubs
Toxicity:
Probably too small to be hazardous
Araneus circulissparsus
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Female
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Front view
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Another female
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Immature male

This species is reputed to destroy its web at the end of each night, occupy a retreat by day then rebuild the web next evening.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Araneus talipedatus.



Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 20 November 2015.