Plebs cyphoxis

Meaning of name: The meaning of Plebs is not known. Cyphoxis is a Greek word meaning hump.

Distribution: Found in southwest Western Australia and into South Australia.

Description: Females are approximately 9 millimetres long. Males are about 6 millimetres long.

Notes: This spider has been seen in September and October.

These spiders build orb-webs in grass and low vegetation. The web often has a vertical stabilimentum, or web decoration, like clock hands set at 6 o’clock.

References: http://arachne.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=2431

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