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Leucauge dromedaria

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Species:
Leucauge dromedaria (QM)
(or L. granulata: see below)
Family:
Tetragnathidae
Body length:
female: 11 mm
male: 8 mm
Habitat:
This spider makes a small orb web in spaces between garden shrubs, the web typically being slanted rather than vertical, and the spider rests under the centre of the web
Toxicity:
Seems to be harmless to humans
Leucauge dromedaria
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View from above
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A side view
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The male
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In its web

The body and leg shapes and the silver, black and yellow markings of Leucauge females make identification of the genus relatively easy. Leucauge dromedaria has this species name because of the second pair of humps on the abdomen. It is claimed that both L. dromedaria and L. granulata exist in Australia and their ranges overlap but L. granulata is more often found in Northern Australia whereas L. dromedaria is the usual species found in Southern Australia.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: None.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 21 December 2016.