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Araneus talipedatus (VF)|
or a closely related species
(see notes below)
female: 8 mm|
male: about 4 mm
This spider is ikely to be found on green leaves in eucalypt forests where the variations in its colour scheme probably serve to provide camouflage
This species probably is not hazardous to humans but should still be handled with caution
Note that many of the spiders presently classified as being either Araneus or Eriophora species are in urgent need of taxonomic revision. Both the generic and the species names shown for the spider shown on this page may therefore be changed in the near future.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Araneus circulissparsus.
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Last updated 16 October 2009.