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Herennia species

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Species:
Herennia species (QM)
Family:
Araneidae, formerly Nephilidae
Body length:
female: 12 mm
male: 4 mm
Habitat:
In an orb web (see below)
Toxicity:
Unknown but probably harmless
Herennia species

The spider displayed on this page is presumed to be Herennia ornatissima, although the only described Australian Herennia species is said to be Herennia oz.

Herennia seems to be restricted to tropical Australia and is included on this website only because the southern border of its range in Queensland is uncertain.

Herennia builds an orb web that is described as a ladder-web with a solid silk hub-cap.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: None.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 13 May 2016.