Plebs cyphoxis (female)

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

Distribution: Found in southern parts of Australia.

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

Notes: We have photographed females in September and October. The male was photographed in November. 

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.


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