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Tent Spider

Cyrtophora moluccensis


Small spider of the Orb Weaver group, feeds on insects that fall victim to the sticky webs that are spun intricately in both a messy form as security lines for the architectural 'circus tent' shape that forms the main web, a home for the spider when at rest. Also known as Dome-web Spiders.


Found in many areas of Australia, gardens and in known insect flight paths.


Note the intricate detail in the webs, all done by a tiny spider. Webs resemble the geometric design of nets.

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kdpicturemaker 8 years ago

Thank you Ava T-B. I think spiders are possibly some of the hardest working creatures, repeating the same thing over and over to rebuild the webs and wait.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Wonderful series!

staccyh 8 years ago

Wow, this is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

kdpicturemaker 8 years ago

Thanks LuisStevens. Nature is truly amazing. The detail in these webs is something that can keep you intrigued for quite a long time.

LuisStevens 8 years ago

Great series!

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New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Apr 15, 2013
Submitted on Dec 15, 2013

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