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tent web spider, dome web spider

Cyrtophora moluccensis


Species of Cyrtophora are in the orb-web spider family (Araneidae), but they don't build orb webs, but rather dome-shaped, tent-like, highly complex non-sticky webs which "are aligned horizontally, with a network of supporting threads above them. These spiders often live in colonies."


Observed in a large semi-urban yard/garden next to a patch of disturbed remnant forest. This is in the equatorial tropics of northern New Guinea.

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Thanks Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Nice spotting and information!

Scott Frazier
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Spotted on Oct 5, 2013
Submitted on Jul 29, 2014

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