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Cyrtophora species

Fact Box
Species:
Cyrtophora species
(considered similar to Cyrtophora cordiformis)
Family:
Araneidae
formerly Argiopidae
Body length:
female: 9 mm
male: 5 mm
Habitat:
In a complex tent web similar to that of most Cyrtophora species; during the day the female may hide in a nearby retreat
Toxicity:
Unknown; may cause mild illness
Cyrtophora species
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Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Cyrtophora exanthematica.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 25 October 2007