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Araneus albotriangulus

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Species:
Araneus albotriangulus (VF)
Previous species name:
Araneus parvulus (RM)
Family:
Araneidae
formerly Argiopidae
Body length:
female: 4 mm
male: about 2 mm
Habitat:
In a small irregularly constructed web among the leaves of shrubs, reasonably close to the ground; a fluffy egg sac that is not in a hidden retreat may be nearby
Toxicity:
Unknown, but far too small to be able to envenomate a human and not at all aggressive
Araneus albotriangulus
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View from above
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A male
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Another male
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Male from front

The most obvious visible characteristic of this small orb weaver is the presence of a pair of yellow 'wings' on the upper front surface of the abdomen.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Many small araneid species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 16 August 2010.