Structure, Appearance and Characteristics
■ Webbing Spider.
■ Body size (approx): Female 10-15mm, Male 5-6mm
■ Forms an “X” of white silk in the centre of their orb web.
■ The “X” may be incomplete and can be absent in some cases.
■ Head is covered with silvery hairs and the body is marked with a series of transverse bands alternating silver and red or yellow with lighter spots.
■ Legs of the spider are often held together in pairs to form an “X” when at rest.
■ Legs are dark brown or black with one or two yellowish bands.
■ Active both day and night.
■ 1 generation per year Habitat Webs commonly built in or near shrubs and against walls. Pest Status Webs can be unsightly on structures. Not known to bite
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