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Leucauge festiva (Masked Vlei Spider)

The body and leg shapes and the green, black and yellow markings of Leucauge females make identification of the genus relatively easy. They have two rows of long, slender curved hairs on the legs.

In most cases the web is slanted horizontal rather than vertical and the spider rests in the middle of the web with its underside facing upwards.

You might spot a masked vlei spider nestled in the indigenous shrubs at the Main Entrance to the Reserve.

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Masked Vlei Spider