Orb Weaving Spider

Pest Stats
Colour:
Reddish-brown or grey with a leaf shaped pattern on their roughly triangular abdomens
Legs:
8
Shape:
Size:
1 – 2.5 cm in body length
Antennae:
Region:
Eastern and southern Australia

Brief:

Transverse abdominal banding identifies the Banded Orb Weavers.

Habits

Make suspended, sticky, wheel-shaped orb webs.

 

Habitat

Webs are placed in openings between trees and shrubs where insects are likely to fly.

Threats

Reluctant to bite, symptoms usually negligible or slight.

 

Prevention

Others

Some photos and information are provided by Bayer.

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