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Cyclosa fuliginata (species-group)

An orb weaving spider at Molonglo Valley, ACT

Cyclosa fuliginata (species-group) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 14 Feb 2022
Cyclosa fuliginata (species-group) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 14 Feb 2022
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Identification history

Cyclosa fuliginata (species-group) 16 Feb 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 16 Feb 2022 sangio7

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Photographing this little guy was an afterthought after 3 times discouraging it from climbing onto my spraying knapsack as I was trying to put it on. The yellow spots on the underside may help with an ID.

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   16 Feb 2022
Thanks - the underside of spiders are key identification features and teh yellow spots did indeed help. We were brothers in arms this morning as I was also spraying - mainly African Lovegrass.
sangio7 wrote:
   16 Feb 2022
Thanks Michael. If it wasn't for the yellow spots I wouldn't have bothered logging it. Glad to hear you've been at the coal face. After what seemed like a slow start ALG has really taken off. I was actually spraying St. John's Wort, also having a very good year as you would knw, and certainly not having the decency to have a slow start. Monday was my 3rd long day banging away at it down in the south-east corner of the Pinnacle Offset, which has the saving grace of having so many nice plants to look at, even better than anticipated along the eastern boundary as you can see from some of my other posts. It makes the spraying much more enjoyable knowing it is worthwhile, even if it is somewhat distracting. 27 native species (that I recognised) in the 0.6 ha I sprayed; the masses of Tricoryne that you confirmed were the highlight though, along with the large areas of Cyperus sphaeroideus which is quite a lovely sedge, especially when seen en masse.
Keep up the good work.
Warren

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Cryptandra amara (Bitter Cryptandra) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 29 May 2022 by sangio7 Kickxia elatine (Sharpleaf Cancerwort) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 1 May 2022 by sangio7 Oenothera stricta subsp. stricta (Common Evening Primrose) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 1 May 2022 by sangio7 Desmodium brachypodum (Large Tick-trefoil) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 9 Mar 2022 by sangio7 Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by sangio7 Juncus sp. (A rush) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by sangio7 Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 13 Feb 2022 by sangio7 Caesia calliantha (Blue Grass-lily) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 8 Feb 2022 by sangio7 Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 26 Dec 2021 by sangio7 Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 3 Oct 2021 by sangio7 Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 12 Sep 2021 by pinnaCLE
Cryptandra amara (Bitter Cryptandra) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 29 May 2022 by sangio7
Kickxia elatine (Sharpleaf Cancerwort) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 1 May 2022 by sangio7
Oenothera stricta subsp. stricta (Common Evening Primrose) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 1 May 2022 by sangio7
Desmodium brachypodum (Large Tick-trefoil) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 9 Mar 2022 by sangio7
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by sangio7
Juncus sp. (A rush) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by sangio7
Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 13 Feb 2022 by sangio7
Caesia calliantha (Blue Grass-lily) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 8 Feb 2022 by sangio7
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 26 Dec 2021 by sangio7
Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 3 Oct 2021 by sangio7
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 12 Sep 2021 by pinnaCLE

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 14 Feb 2022 01:58 PM Recorded on
  • sangio7 Recorded by

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  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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