A Colonial Tentweb Orbweaver Cyrtophora citricola
Cyrtophora citricola female in cryptic resting pose.
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Stange, Lionel A. 2013. “A Colonial Tentweb Orbweaver Cyrtophora Citricola: EENY535/IN966, Rev. 4/2013”. EDIS 2013 (1). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-in966-2013.


Few species of spiders can be considered truly social, but a greater number of species, particularly web-building spiders, live in close proximity to one another. One species which has become highly successful through a lifestyle of colonial aggregation is the orbweaver Cyrtophora citricola Forskål. This 6-page fact sheet was written by Lionel A. Stange, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, October 2012.


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