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Araneus circulissparsus (species group)

Speckled Orb-weaver

Whyte & Anderson (2017, p.58): "The spiders here belong to a number of species in a large group. By appearance alone the ones depicted below could easily be either Araneus eburneiventris or Araneus circulissparsus. Araeneus eburneiventris is known from western Australia while Araneus circulissparsus is found in eastern Australia.
The Latin name eburneiventris most likely means like ivory on the underneath while circulissparsus means covered in white freckles.
It is not known how many species are in this group of similar spiders. Nor is it known how closely they are related to other similar species such as Araneus psittacinus and Araneus ginninderranus."
Bright green, often with speckled white spots. Variable abdominal pattern. In need of extensive revision!

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Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Cook, ACT - 10 Jan 2022 by CathB Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 10 Jan 2022 by rawshorty Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Mulloon, NSW - 10 Jan 2022 by tpreston Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Holt, ACT - 15 Mar 2021 by Roger Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Cook, ACT - 14 Mar 2021 by CathB Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Stirling, ACT - 27 Feb 2021 by EggShell Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Kambah, ACT - 8 Feb 2021 by HelenCross Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Kambah, ACT - 8 Feb 2021 by HelenCross Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Garran, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by AndrewZelnik Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Cook, ACT - 23 Jan 2021 by CathB Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Cook, ACT - 9 Jan 2021 by CathB Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Melba, ACT - 4 Jan 2021 by Bron Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jan 2021 by TimL Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Watson, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by jpeek Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Cotter River, ACT - 6 Nov 2020 by dawn_chorus Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Scullin, ACT - 4 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Holt, ACT - 28 Oct 2020 by Harrisi Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Kambah, ACT - 18 Oct 2019 by HarveyPerkins Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Melba, ACT - 4 Feb 2012 by Bron
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Cook, ACT - 10 Jan 2022 by CathB
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 10 Jan 2022 by rawshorty
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Mulloon, NSW - 10 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Holt, ACT - 15 Mar 2021 by Roger
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Cook, ACT - 14 Mar 2021 by CathB
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Stirling, ACT - 27 Feb 2021 by EggShell
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Kambah, ACT - 8 Feb 2021 by HelenCross
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Kambah, ACT - 8 Feb 2021 by HelenCross
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Garran, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by AndrewZelnik
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Cook, ACT - 23 Jan 2021 by CathB
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Cook, ACT - 9 Jan 2021 by CathB
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Melba, ACT - 4 Jan 2021 by Bron
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jan 2021 by TimL
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Watson, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by jpeek
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Cotter River, ACT - 6 Nov 2020 by dawn_chorus
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Scullin, ACT - 4 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Holt, ACT - 28 Oct 2020 by Harrisi
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Kambah, ACT - 18 Oct 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Melba, ACT - 4 Feb 2012 by Bron

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  • Araneus circulissparsus (species group) Scientific name
  • Speckled Orb-weaver Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 0m to 696m Recorded at altitude
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