ARANEIDAE - ORB-WEB SPIDER

FACT FILE - 307

Family

Araneidae

Species

Cyclosa fuliginata
(L. Koch, 1872)

This spider is not a true Cyclosa, the genus has yet to be erected, but may be some time before it is fully described.

Body Length

Female: 8mm
Male: 4mm

Habitat

Found in Juncus rushes.

Toxicity

Unknown, but not considered harmful to humans.

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3071

Male.

3072

Male. Side view.

3073

Male. Facing view.

3074

Female. Photo: ┬ęKellie Burford.

3075

Female. Ventral view.

3076

Female. Epigyne.

3077

Female.

3078

Female.

3079

Female. Photo: ┬ęKristi Ellingsen.

This species has a number of colour and pattern variations, both within the sexes and between sexes.