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  Three-lobed Spider (Cyclosa sp)





Three-lobed Spider | Cyclosa sp photo
Three-lobed Spider. Let me know if you recognise the species.

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Three-lobed Spider | Cyclosa sp photo
Three-lobed Spider

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Three-lobed Spider | Cyclosa sp photo
Three-lobed Spider

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



THREE-LOBED SPIDER FACTS

Description
This Cyclosa species has a bright orange-yellow abdomen with black and white markings. Like all Cyclosa species, it has a three-lobed abdomen. It makes a small circular orb web in low shrub. The centre of the web has loops or spiral of coarse silk. The spider sits at the centre of the web and is easily mistaken for dead flowers or debris in the web.

Size
female: 9 mm. male: 5 mm

Habitat
low shrubs

Food
small insects that are trapped in the web

Notes
This spider is not aggressive and probably too small to be harmful to humans



Classification
Class:Arachnida
Order:Araneomorphae
Family:Araneidae
Genus:Cyclosa
Species:sp
Common Name:Three-lobed Spider

Relatives in same Genus
  Three-lobed Spider (C. trilobita)