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Green Orb Weaver - Araneus praesignis (Eriophora praesignis)


This page contains pictures and information about Green Orb Weavers that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Leg to leg 20mm, male
This is a small Orb Web Weaver, with green thorax and legs. There are the green-blue patterns on white abdomen. . 
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The spider shown in this page is a male. The female look about the same but with much larger abdomen. The spiders hide on leaves during the day, builds vertical orb web during the night. 
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Pictures were taken in Yugarapul Park on Nov 2007. The spider was hiding on its silky retreat on leaf.

Reference :
1. Araneus praesignis - The Find-a-spider Guide for Australian Spiders, University of Southern Queensland, 2007.
2. Spiders - genus Eriophora -, by Nick Monaghan, 2007.   

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Last updated: October 21, 2009.