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Araneus transversus

Fact Box
Species:
Araneus transversus
(identification based on the advice of Volker Framenau)
Family:
Araneidae
Body length:
female: 4-6 mm
male: about 3 mm
Habitat:
This species probably builds a small orb web among green leaves in eucalypt forests but its behaviour is not well known
Toxicity:
This species is almost certainly too small and timid to be a hazard to humans
Unknown araneid species
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Underneath female

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some small araneids and theridiids.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 18 August 2010.