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Description of Cyrtophora citricola (Tropical tent-web spider)
Female 8 to 15 mm.
Abdomen elongated with 4 lumps anteriorly and 2 lumps posteriorly. Colour yellowe brown to reddish brown with a pattern of white spots and lines.
Legs and palps yellow-brown to reddish brown with dark annulations.
Male 2 to 4 mm.
Markings almost identical to the female, but darker coloured.
Warm, sunny areas in bushes and prickly pear cacti.
Common in the Mediterranean area.
Almost all year.