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Bark spider

Caerostris sexcuspidata, Araneidae

Description:

Large grey web-building spider.

Habitat:

Savanna/woodland

Notes:

Fairly frequently seen in Mlawula Nature Reserve.

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2 Comments

KateBraun
KateBraun 7 years ago

Yes, it does look like the male is there in the fourth picture - definitely much smaller than the females!

More info on bark spiders here: http://www.biodiversityexplorer.org/arac...

Kate, Is it orb-weaver? And I think a male spider in the 4th picture. Is it?Its back looks like a shield bud. :)) Nice spotting!

KateBraun
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KateBraun

Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland

Spotted on Apr 1, 2013
Submitted on Jan 30, 2014

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