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Unknown araneid (QM)|
(Dr Robert Raven suggests listing this spider as an 'Araneus' species until
formally classified but it also resembles some Australian Carepalxis species)
female: about 10 mm|
male: probably much smaller
In a 'typical' orb web by day
The toxicity of the venom of this species is unknown so it probably should be handled with caution
This spider looks superficially similar to some other araneid genera, including Cyrtophora and especially Carepalxis. The fact that this spider
was found to be occupying its web during the daylight hours may be significant.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Cyrtophora hirta.
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Last updated 17 November 2012.