Branded Orb Spider

Pest Stats
Colour:
Reddish-brown or grey
Legs:
8
Shape:
Size:
1 – 1.5 cm
Antennae:
Region:
Eastern Australia

Brief:

Habits

All make suspended, sticky, wheel-shaped orb webs. Have thick zig-zag bands of silk in their webs which may attract insect prey by reflecting U-V light.

Habitat

Their webs are placed among shrubs or long grass.

Threats

Reluctant to bite, symptoms usually negligible or slight.

Prevention

Others

Photo provided by Ed Nieuwenhuys.
Information provided by Bayer.

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