ARANEIDAE - ORB-WEB WEAVING SPIDER

FACT FILE - 300

Family

Araneidae

Species

Eriophora transmarina
(Keyserling, 1875)

Body Length

Female: 11mm (Variable up to 25mm on mainland)
Male:

Habitat

Found on a small orb web built between low budhes.

Toxicity

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

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This species varies greatly in colour patterns and size. The three patterns shown below all occurred within a few metres of each other.

3001

Female. Variation 1.

3006

Female. Variation 2.

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Female. Variation 3.

3002

Female 1. Facing view.

3003

Female 1. Side view.

3005

Female. Ventral view.

3008

Female. Ventral view. Closeup of epigyne.
Image stacked photo.

3009

Male

30010

Male. Dorsal view of abdomen.

30011

Male. Facing view.