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Leucauge dromedaria (QM) |
(or L. granulata: see below)
female: 11 mm|
male: 8 mm
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
Seems to be harmless to humans
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.
Known Range: This is species is common down the East coast of Australia from Cape York down to Melbourne and also in the South-west corner of WA.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: None.
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Last updated 15 january 2022.