ARANEIDAE - ORB-WEB WEAVING SPIDER

FACT FILE - 159

Family

Araneidae

Species

Celaenia atkinsoni
(O. P. -Cambridge, 1879)

Body Length

Female: 4.5mm
Male:

Habitat

Found in garden shrub. Very little use of web. Sits on tree leaves. Uses a swinging bolas or sticky ball on a thread to catch its prey.

Toxicity

Unknown, but considered too small to be harmful to humans.

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Female

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Female. Ventral view.

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Female.