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Novakiella trituberculosa

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Species:
Novakiella trituberculosa
(as identified by Volker Framenau; note the similarities with Araneus arenaceus which suggest these two genera are closely related and may need reclassifying)
Family:
Araneidae
(formerly Argiopidae)
Body length:
female: about 7 mm
male: about 4 mm
Habitat:
Probably in a small orb web, at least during the evenings
Toxicity:
This small timid spider probably is harmless for humans
Novakiella trituberculosa
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Male from front
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The female

A distinctive feature of the male of this species is the large spine on the second leg.

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


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 1 February 2010.