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Leucauge granulata

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Species:
Leucauge granulata (QM)
or a related species (RM)
Family:
Tetragnathidae
Body length:
female: 11 mm
male: 8 mm
Habitat:
This spider makes a small orb web in spaces between garden shrubs, the web typically being slanted rather than vertical, and the spider rests under the centre of the web with its underside facing upwards.
Toxicity:
Seems to be harmless to humans
Leucauge granulata
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View from above
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A side view
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The male
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In its web

The body and leg shapes and the silver, black and yellow markings of Leucauge females make identification of the genus relatively easy.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: None.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 24 February 2009.