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Eriovixia

The genus Eriovixia belongs to the orb-weaver family, having a total of 24 species as per the April 2019 records evenly distributed throughout Asia and Africa.

Eriovixia Spider

Spiders Belonging To This Genus

Eriovixia bannaensis Eriovixia cavaleriei  Eriovixia enshiensis 
Eriovixia excelsa

Sorting Hat (Eriovixia gryffindori)

Eriovixia hainanensis
Eriovixia huwena Eriovixia jianfengensis Eriovixia kachugaonensis
Eriovixia laglaizei Eriovixia mahabaeus  Eriovixia menglunensis 
Eriovixia napiformis  Eriovixia nigrimaculata  Eriovixia palawanensis 
Eriovixia patulisus Eriovixia poonaensis  Eriovixia porcula

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: They are small in size, with the females having a length of 3 mm to 10 mm (0.11 inches to 0.39 inches).

Color: The overall body is gray, with the patterns and markings varying from one species to the other.

Other Characteristic Features:  Most of them have a cone-shaped abdomen, flat carapace, and circular cephalothorax.

Eggs

Not much information is available about their eggs, though they are small and round like most other spiders of the orb-weaving family.

Spiderlings

They stay with their mother till maturation and then drift apart to live independently.

The Web

Their webs are messy and wheel-shaped.

Are the Spiders of the Eriovixia Genus Venomous

They are not known to be venomous and cause no harm to humans.

Quick Facts

Lifespan Approximately one year
Distribution All over Africa and Asia
Habitat In the forest on  trees and leaves
Diet Insects

Did You Know

  • Arachnologist Allan Frost Archer was the first to describe this species in the year 1951.

Image Credits: novataxa.blogspot.com

The genus Eriovixia belongs to the orb-weaver family, having a total of 24 species as per the April 2019 records evenly distributed throughout Asia and Africa.

Eriovixia Spider

Spiders Belonging To This Genus

Eriovixia bannaensis Eriovixia cavaleriei  Eriovixia enshiensis 
Eriovixia excelsa

Sorting Hat (Eriovixia gryffindori)

Eriovixia hainanensis
Eriovixia huwena Eriovixia jianfengensis Eriovixia kachugaonensis
Eriovixia laglaizei Eriovixia mahabaeus  Eriovixia menglunensis 
Eriovixia napiformis  Eriovixia nigrimaculata  Eriovixia palawanensis 
Eriovixia patulisus Eriovixia poonaensis  Eriovixia porcula

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: They are small in size, with the females having a length of 3 mm to 10 mm (0.11 inches to 0.39 inches).

Color: The overall body is gray, with the patterns and markings varying from one species to the other.

Other Characteristic Features:  Most of them have a cone-shaped abdomen, flat carapace, and circular cephalothorax.

Eggs

Not much information is available about their eggs, though they are small and round like most other spiders of the orb-weaving family.

Spiderlings

They stay with their mother till maturation and then drift apart to live independently.

The Web

Their webs are messy and wheel-shaped.

Are the Spiders of the Eriovixia Genus Venomous

They are not known to be venomous and cause no harm to humans.

Quick Facts

Lifespan Approximately one year
Distribution All over Africa and Asia
Habitat In the forest on  trees and leaves
Diet Insects

Did You Know

  • Arachnologist Allan Frost Archer was the first to describe this species in the year 1951.

Image Credits: novataxa.blogspot.com

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