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patcheah

Joined October 2010

Artist's Description

Saw this unusual spider in my garden. It just stayed so still in the middle of the web and refused to move.
Not sure if it is a scorpion tailed spider,please help to confirm identification.Thanks.
Thanks to yeuxdechat for the positive identification of this Three Lobed Spider .
From the internet:
This Cyclosa species has a bright orange-yellow abdomen with black and white markings. Like all Cyclosa species, it has a three-lobed abdomen. It makes a small circular orb web in low shrub. The centre of the web has loops or spiral of coarse silk. The spider sits at the centre of the web and is easily mistaken for dead flowers or debris in the web.
Size
female: 9 mm. male: 5 mm
Habitat
low shrubs
Food
small insects that are trapped in the web
Notes
This spider is not aggressive and probably too small to be harmful to humans
Featured in
All Creatures Great & Small 12th March 2011
The World as we see it or missed it 12th Oct 2011


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