Plebs cyphoxis (male)

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.

RemarksFemales are approximately 9 millimetres long. Males are up to 6 millimetres long. This individual had a body length of approximately 3 millimetres.

This male was photographed in November. We have photographed the females 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

Identification courtesy of David Knowles.

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