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Gea infuscata (Doilie Orb-Web Spider)

The Doilie Orb-Web Spider makes its web in grass. The zigzag stitching across the inner spiral of its web forms what is known as a stabilimentum, which is where the spider typically rests. These distinguishing features of the webs give them a ‘doilie effect’, hence their common name.

LIFESTYLE: Sedentary, web-bound

HABITAT: In trees, on bushes and plants or in low base vegetation

SIZE: Medium to large, 6 – 30mm female much larger than male

ACTIVITY: Diurnal active during the day

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Doilie Orb-Web Spider