ARANEIDAE - ORB-WEB SPIDER

FACT FILE - 337

Family

Araneidae

Species

Araneus lodicula
(Keyserling, 1887)

Body Length

Female: 18.5mm
Male:

Habitat

Found in seedhead of Juncus reeds.

Toxicity

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

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Female

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Female. Side view.

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Female. Facing view.

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Female. Facing view.

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Female. Ventral view.

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Female epigyne.

V.W. Framenau recognised this species to be a senior synonym of Araneus scutigerens, Hogg, 1990.