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(as identified by Volker Framenau)
Note: As can be seen from the photos below this species varies in appearance and some of the images displayed on this page were
originally thought to be Araneus psittacinus
female: about 4 mm|
male: about 2 mm
This species is said to build a small orb web between green leaves, but the female rests on or under a leaf during the day and its colour is probably variable for camouflage reasons
This species is far too small to cause a significant human biting and is not aggressive anyway
This species either varies greatly in colour scheme from specimen to specimen or is part of a complex of closely related species or subspecies.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some small araneids, such as Araneus albotriangulus.
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Last updated 8 November 2017.