Image: Tent Web Spider, Cyrtophora sp.
Tent Web Spider (Cyrtophora sp).
- R. Mascord
- © Australian Museum
- Common name:
- Tent Web Spider
- Scientific name:
- Cyrtophora sp.
Web2spider Identification Guide. Web type: 26 - sheet web.
- In northern Australia, Tent Web spiders may live in colonies on individual webs suspended on communal lines.
- Southern species may be colonial when young, but adults are usually solitary.
- The spider lives in a dense tangle of lines above the sheet, often with vegetation or a dead leaf forming a retreat.