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I do not know exactly which species of spider make this kind of nest.




No species ID suggestions

5 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a month ago

Sorry about the error Milind. Please edit your spotting and add the correct genus as suggested. Thanks.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a month ago

I think we have genus correct - Cyrtophora
Note Leuba has mis-spelled it below.
If you don't have a photo of any actual spider then genus is probably the best ID to expect. I would put "Cyrtophora sp." into the scientific name field.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Milind, Frankievr appears to have got the right genus. Have a look at this from Kerala. the spider is Cryptophora moluccensis

http://sahilonline.blogspot.com.au/2007/...


This species if found from India to Japan.

Milind Bodas
Milind Bodas 5 years ago

Thanks Frankievr. But when I searched on google, I found many types of tent spiders. Now I should look for this one in our area. I will try to click a photo.

Frankievr
Frankievr 5 years ago

In South Africa we also have a tent spider (Cyrtophora). Family: Araneidae; Sub-family: Araneinae; Genus: Cyrtophora

Maharashtra, India

Lat: 17.73, Long: 73.40

Spotted on Dec 9, 2013
Submitted on Dec 10, 2013

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