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Araneus arenaceus

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Species:
Araneus arenaceus (VF)
(or a closely related species; note that as the images below show this page may be displaying several species or subspecies, the species name presently being under revision)
Family:
Araneidae
(formerly Argiopidae)
Body length:
female: about 6 mm
male: about 3.5 mm
Habitat:
Probably in a small orb web, at least during the evenings
Toxicity:
This small timid spider probably is harmless for humans
Araneus arenaceus
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Front view
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A male
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Male from front

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Novakiella trituberculosa, Araneus acuminatus and Araneus cyrtarachnoides.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 14 July 2010.