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Argiope ocyaloides

Fact Box
Species:
Argiope ocyaloides
(as identified by (Ed Nieuwenhuys) on his website)
Family:
Araneidae
formerly Argiopidae
Body length:
female: 8 mm
male: perhaps 4 mm
Habitat:
This species is normally found in the centre of a rounded stabilimentum overlying a larger circular web which is built on the trunks of eucalypt trees that have dark bark
Toxicity:
Unknown but this spider is not aggressive and its venom probably is harmless to humans
Argiope ocyaloides
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Side view
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Its complete web
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A different species?
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The male

The overal body shape and the abdominal markings of this spider make it reasonably easy to regognize.

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


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 26 May 2016