ARANEIDAE - ORB-WEB WEAVER

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Family

Araneidae

Species

Eriophora pustulosa
(Walckenaer, 1842)

Body Length

Female: 12mm
Male: 6.5mm

Habitat

Orb web, rebuilt each night. Spends daylight hours in hollow depression near web.

Toxicity

Unknown, but may cause mild illness if bitten. Not an aggressive spider.

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Female

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web

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Egg sac.

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Male. Facing view.

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Male palps.

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Male abdomen.

This spider has many colour variations.