Silver Orb spider

Silver Orb spider, Tetragnathidae, Leucauge granulata, in web

Leucauge granulata, family Tetragnathidae

Identification

Small spiders with long oval silver body with two pairs of small bumps at the front and a thin black root-like middle. Delicate green-yellow legs with long fine sensory hairs at the bases.

Diversity & distribution

One species occurs along east coast Australia and seems to persist even through the longest drought.

Web

An inclined circle.

Bite

Bites are rare and have been of little concern.

Silver Orb spider, Tetragnathidae, Leucauge granulata, in web

 

 

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