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Species Verrucosa arenata - Arrowhead Spider

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Araneidae (Orb Weavers)
Genus Verrucosa
Species arenata (Arrowhead Spider)
Other Common Names
Triangle Orb Weaver
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes

Verrucosa arenata makes a large, loose web low in trees each morning or evening and removes it after sunrise. This spider is unusual because it rests in the web with its head up, not head down like most other Orb Weavers.

Like other orb weavers, it is not dangerous to humans.