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Araneus rotundulus

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Species:
Araneus rotundulus (QM)
Family:
Araneidae
formerly Argiopidae
Body length:
female: 4 mm
male: about 3.5 mm
Habitat:
This spider typically builds a small orb web between branches of shrubs and can be found in the web during the day
Toxicity:
Uncertain but probably harmless
Araneus rotundulus
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Oblique view
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Underneath female
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Another female
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The same species?

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Araneus acuminatus and a number of other Araneus/Eriophora species have the same body shape as this species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 3 June 2009.