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Cyclosa species

Fact Box
Species:
Cyclosa species (VF)
(perhaps Mascord's C. bifida)
Family:
Araneidae
formerly Argiopidae
Body length:
female: 9 mm
male: 5 mm
Habitat:
In a small circular orb web, sometimes with a line of insect debris running vertically through its centre
Toxicity:
This species is may be much too small to cause illness in humans
Cyclosa species
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In its web

Note that the abdomen of this species lacks the obvious projections found on many other Cyclosa species.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Cyclosa insulana.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 11 December 2007.