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Araneus hamiltoni

Fact Box
Species:
Araneus hamiltoni (JS)
(or a closely related species)
Family:
Araneidae
Body length:
female: 8 mm
male: 5 mm
Habitat:
This species usually builds an orb web in low vegetation but is possibly more likely to be found in this web at night than during the daylight hours
Toxicity:
This spider may be too timid to be hazardous to humans and no member of the Family Araneidae is known to have venom that is particularly toxic to an adult human.
Araneus hamiltoni
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The male
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Underneath male
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Male palps

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: A number of Araneus/Eriophora species have the same general body shape and behavioural patterns as this spider.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 7 March 2012.