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I do not know exactly which species of spider make this kind of nest.
Sorry about the error Milind. Please edit your spotting and add the correct genus as suggested. Thanks.
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.
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.
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.
In South Africa we also have a tent spider (Cyrtophora). Family: Araneidae; Sub-family: Araneinae; Genus: Cyrtophora
Lat: 17.73, Long: 73.40
Spotted on Dec 9, 2013 Submitted on Dec 10, 2013
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