- Spiders in this family do not have poison glands. They capture prey only
rely on wrapping by silk. They build small incomplete orb web, mostly
horizontal, usually not as perfect as those built by spiders in other web
building families. Some species build web are considered as untidy. They use different type of
silk than other spiders, known as cribellate
silk which is woolly appearance. Those spiders sometimes find live in group
with individual webs loosely connected.
- Brown Uloborid spider
- Uloboris congregabilis (Uloborus congregabilis), body length 6mm
- This is a small spider and dull brown in colour. The humped abdomen is in
triangular profile. It builds small horizontal or inclined orb webs. Please
check this page for more information.
- White Uloborid spider
- Philoponella variabilis ?, body length 6mm
- This is a smaller spider will creamy colour. They build small
incomplete orb web, mostly horizontal, usually not as perfect as those built
by spiders in other web building families. Visit
this page for more information about this
- 1. A Guide to Australian Spiders - Densey Clyne, Melbourne, Nelson
1969, p33, plate 17.
- 2. Uloborid spiders
- Ed Nieuwenhuys, Ronald Loggen 1997/98.
- 3. ULOBORIDAE Hackled orbweavers
- Save Our Waterways Now.
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