ARANEIDAE - ORB WEB WEAVER

FACT FILE - 167

Family

Araneidae

Species

Deliochus zelivira
(Keyserling, 1887)

Body Length

Female: 11mm
Male: 5mm

Habitat

In twiglets on end of branch of Native Cherry (Exocarpus cupressiformis) held together with web. May have a tubular entrance.

Toxicity

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

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Spider in retreat in web gathered twigs on end of branch.

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Female

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Female

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Male.
Photo: ©Kristi Ellingsen