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Neoscona inusta

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Species:
Neoscona inusta
(or perhaps Neoscona notanda; ID is as shown below)
Family:
Araneidae
formerly Argiopidae
Body length:
female: about 6-8 mm
male: about 5-6 mm
Habitat:
This spider typically builds a small orb web between branches of shrubs
Toxicity:
This spider, which is small and non-aggressive towards humans
Neoscona inusta
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The identity of this spider is based on the following paper: Framenau V.W. (2019) "Generic and family transfers and nomina dubia for orb-weaving spiders (Araneae, Araneidae) in the Australasian, Oriental and Pacific regions" Evolutionary Systematics 3 1-27.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Neoscona theisi.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 15 October 2019.