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Araneus praesignis (RM)
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Eriophora praesignis as shown by T. Hawkeswood
female: about 8 mm|
male: about 6 mm
This species builds an orb web in green shrubs and a retreat formed from a curved green leaf
Probably not hazardous to humans
The most distinctive features of this spider are the markings on its dorsal abdomen and especially the pair of false eyes at the rear of its abdomen,
these presumably being intended to deceive potential predators into thinking it is a more dangerous kind of animal or at least a spider that is well
aware of their approach.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: None.
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Last updated 29 March 2019.