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The tent-web Spider

Cyrtophora cicatrosa


Diagnostic Keys Cephalothorax is elongated, narrowed anteriorly and rounded posteriorly. Fovea is distinct, a blackish band connects fovea with pedicel. Cephalothorax bordered with black bands. Abdomen is elongated and tapered distally. A pair of pointed tubercles is present anteriorly and a blunt tubercles posteriorly. An oval (drum shaped) mark is present in the posterior tip of the abdomen. Legs possess short spines.


The spider constructs tent web, about a meter high form the ground. Builds web in open environment. Prefers moist and thick surroundings


Description Cephalothorax and legs yellowish with black markings; abdomen grayish with black spots and a patch distally. A black midlongitudinal and two lateral patches on carapace. Sternum blackish, roughly triangular, pointed behind with white midlongitudinal stripe. Abdomen with two pairs of small black conical humps

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Tripura, India

Spotted on Mar 24, 2019
Submitted on Mar 24, 2019

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