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Eriophora pustulosa

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Species:
Eriophora pustulosa (JS)
Previous species name:
Araneus pustulosa
Family:
Araneidae
(formerly Argiopidae)
Body length:
female: 12 mm
male: 6.5 mm
Habitat:
The female occupies a typical orb web, mainly at night
Toxicity:
Uncertain; the venom of this species may cause mild illness but this spider is not aggressive
Eriophora pustulosa
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A male
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Face of male

The presence of two projections on the front upper surfaces of the abdomen and a T-shaped arrangement of four near its pointed end are characteristic of this species.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Eriophora species, particularly Eriophora transmarina and also Acroaspis tuberculifera.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 18 November 2012.