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Cyclosa species

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Species:
Cyclosa species
(Volker Framenau advises that this spider is either C. vallata or a closely related species)
Previous species name:
None
Family:
Araneidae
Body length:
female: 3 mm
male: about 2 mm
Habitat:
In the centre of a circular web supported by strong threads that attach to branches of small garden shrubs
Toxicity:
Probably too small to cause illness in humans
Cyclosa species
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A female
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Another female
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Female from above
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Underneath female
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Its web
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Female in web
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In its web
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The overall web

This spider belongs to a group of Australian Cyclosa species that have a globular abdomen rather than the elongate and often forked one seen on the more common Cyclosa species.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Several other small araneid species and also some theridiids.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 25 May 2010.