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Unknown spider

Araneus sp.


Body length 10mm. At rest its legs were splayed but when disturbed it curled up into a tight ball. Front 3 pairs of legs following the angle of the head, legs coming to a point out front. At a distance it looked as though it was sitting on a sheet web above the surface of the leaf but through the camera lens (pic 3) it was more like a cobweb, strands running in all directions. If anything comes close to the leaf it will be detected by trip lines.


Forest at Cattana Wetlands QLD

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Andrea Lim
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Andrea Lim

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Mar 29, 2013
Submitted on Apr 3, 2013

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