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Dome Web Spider

Description
The Dome Web Spider builds a dome shaped web that looks like a large inverted saucer with tangle of web above and below. The spider sits above the dome. The dome may be 50 cm in diameter. The body of the spider is black and white with rusty red stripes down the back. The head is grey and the legs are grey with black bands.

Size
2.5cm

Habitat
Spiders build their webs between the branches of low trees and shrubs

Food
insects caught in the tangled web

Notes
Bites from this spider may be painful because the fangs are long, but has no harmful symptoms. The spiders are not aggressive.

ClassificationClass: Arachnida
Order: Araneomorphae
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Cyrtophora
Species: moluccensis

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