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Araneus talipedatus

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Species:
Araneus talipedatus (VF)
(or a closely related species since there is evidence that there may be several species or subspecies presently under this name)
Family:
Araneidae
formerly Argiopidae
Body length:
female: 9 mm
male: 7 mm
Habitat:
This spider is ikely to be found on green leaves in eucalypt forests where the variations in its colour scheme probably serve to provide camouflage
Toxicity:
This species probably is not hazardous to humans but should still be handled with caution
Araneus talipedatus
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Another specimen
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Another specimen
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Another specimen

Note that many of the spiders presently classified as being either Araneus or Eriophora species are in urgent need of taxonomic revision. Both the generic and the species names shown for the spider shown on this page may therefore be changed in the near future. Note also the variability in colour scheme presented by individuals of this species as shown in the obove images.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Araneus circulissparsus.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 2 December 2017.