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Enamelled Spider

The Enamelled Spider has an enamelled appearance which varies in colour in different parts of the country. Some spiders are a pure green colour. It is active in its web at night where it waits for small flying insects to get caught in the orb web placed about a metre above ground level. The spider retreats to surrounding vegetation during the day.

Body length: males 8 - 9mm, females 14 - 18mm.

small flying insects caught in their web

The egg sac is woolly, made of reddish brown silk. It is rounded with flat bottom where it is fastened down. Eggs are 1 mm in diameter in a sticky mass.

Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria

ClassificationClass: Arachnida
Order: Araneomorphae
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Araneus
Species: bradleyi

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