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Brown-lobed Spider - Cyclosa insulana


This page contains pictures and information about Three-lobed Spiders that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 8mm 
This is a relatively small web build spider. The spider is brown in colour with patterned abdomen.
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We took the above pictures in Karawatha Forest near dry creek bed on Dec 2007.
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This spider builds small vertical orb web.
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The spider collected the plant materials that dropped and attached on web. The spider put the debris next to it at the centre of the web.
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The spider sometimes makes regulator circle stabilamenta.   
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Thank to Dr Volker W. Framenau for the identification of this spider. As Dr Framenau suggested, there are one or two species look very similar to this one. 

1. Cyclosa species - The Find-a-spider Guide for Australian Spiders, University of Southern Queensland, 2007.
2. A Guide to Australian Spiders - Densey Clyne, Melbourne, Nelson 1969, p67, Plate163.  
3. Thumbnail page of Australian spiders - by Ed Nieuwenhuys, 2007. 
4. Australian Spiders in colour - Ramon Mascord, Reed Books Pty Ltd, 1970, p84.
5. Cyclosa insulana? - Save Our Waterways Now. 

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