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Dome Web Spider - Cyrtophora moluccensis

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Common in open woodland. The colourful abdominal markings of this large spider make it reasonably easy to recognize. Although it technically belongs to the orb-web spiders (family Araneidae), Cyrtophora moluccensis does not build an orb web. Its tent-like, highly complex non-sticky web is sometimes considered a precursor of the simplified orb-web.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Albert Kang
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Aug 5, 2022. Captured Feb 20, 2022 05:45.
  • TG-6
  • f/14.0
  • 1/100s
  • ISO1000
  • 18mm