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Neoscona species

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Species:
Neoscona species (QM)
(probably Neoscona theisi)
Family:
Araneidae
formerly Argiopidae
Body length:
female: 8 mm
male: about 6 mm
Habitat:
This spider typically builds a small orb web between branches of shrubs; unlike the common larger Eriophora species it tends to remain in the web during the daylight hours rather than moving into a retreat soon after sunrise
Toxicity:
The toxicity of the venom of this spider, which is small and non-aggressive, is uncertain but may cause mild illness
Neoscona species
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Another female
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Female underside
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Another example
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The male
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Another view
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Another male
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Also a male
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A juvenile?

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Several Australian Eriophora and Araneus species, including immature specimens of Eriophora transmarina.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 23 June 2012.