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  Three-lobed Spider (Cyclosa trilobita)





Three-lobed Spider | Cyclosa trilobita photo
Three-lobed Spider

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THREE-LOBED SPIDER FACTS

Description
Cyclosa trilobita is a brownish grey spider with light and dark blotches. The abdomen has three lobes. It makes a small circular orb web in low shrub. 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:trilobita
Common Name:Three-lobed Spider

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