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Cyclosa fuliginata

Fact Box
Species:
Cyclosa fuliginata
(as presented on the Atlas of Living Australia)
Family:
Araneidae
formerly Argiopidae
Body length:
female: 11 mm
male: 7 mm
Habitat:
In a small orb web that varies in appearance and is limited for male specimens
Toxicity:
This species is is not known to cause illness in humans
Cyclosa fuliginata
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The female

Note that the appearance of this species is rather different from that of other Cyclosa species and it is generally agreed that this spider probably is not a genuine Cyclosa species and will eventually be assigned a different generic name. Curiously, the available images of the female more nearly resemble a Cyclosa species than is true for the male.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Several other araneids, at least some of which are referred to as Araneus species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 23 April 2017.