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Araneus albidus

Fact Box
Species:
Araneus albidus (RM)
(this name may be under review)
Family:
Araneidae
Body length:
female: 8 mm
male: about 4 mm
Habitat:
This species builds a 'typical' orb web in the evening but destroys it during the daylight hours
Toxicity:
This small spider appears to be essentially harmless to humans
Araneus albidus

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: The species most readily confused with this spider is Araneus dimidiatus in that their shape and markings are very similar although Araneus dimidiatus is actually a leaf-curling araneid whereas Araneus albidus is not.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 27 March 2009.