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Green hairy field spider

Neoscona rufipalpis

Unlike other Neoscona species that make orb webs overnight and removing them in the morning. N. rufipalpis keeps its web intact with a retreat to one side in a curled leaf. Their webs are made of yellow, very sticky silk.
Green hairy field spider  I was hoping for a better photo but these spiders hide in a retreat, only coming out when there is something edible in the web and oh boy is he quick! Anyway, he has now disappeared. This is the only hairy field spider I have seen that has such a glorious golden web.
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Appearance

Female 11-13mm, male 5-11mm. Carapace dark brown, abdomen has a pale green tint. The male is darker and more hairy.

Naming

Lucas 1858

Distribution

Africa, Yemen, St Helens,Cape Verde

Habitat

Vegetation

References:

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Field Guide to the Spiders of South Africa, Ansie Dippenaar
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassArachnida
OrderAraneae
FamilyAraneidae
GenusNeoscona
SpeciesNeoscona rufipalpis
Photographed in
South Africa