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Verrucosa

The genus is all about some orb weaver spiders and  very little is known about its species. The most porominent species of thsi genus is Verrucosa arenata.

Verrucosa Spider

Spider Belonging to this Genus

Arrowhead (Verrucosa arenata)  

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Most species of this genus are small.

Scientific Classification

Color: From red to beige, spiders belonging to this genus could be widely colored.

Other Characteristic Features: Their abdomen generally exhibits colorful patterns.

Eggs

Round and small eggs are kept secured in a silken sac.

Spiderlings

Spiderlings usually leave the sac in the following spring to live on their own.

The Web

These spiders usually make spiral webs every day and then eat it during the night.

Are Spiders of Verrucosa Venomous

Though not all spiders of this genus are studied so far, still, they are thought to be not harmful to human individuals, except their bite may cause some allergic reactions like redness.

Quick Facts

Distribution South and North America
Habitat Leaves and grasslands
Predators Some birds and wasps
Diet Insects
Lifespan Around 1 year

Did You Know

  • Henry McCook, an American naturalist, first described the species in 1888.

Image Credits: static.inaturalist.org

The genus is all about some orb weaver spiders and  very little is known about its species. The most porominent species of thsi genus is Verrucosa arenata.

Verrucosa Spider

Spider Belonging to this Genus

Arrowhead (Verrucosa arenata)  

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Most species of this genus are small.

Color: From red to beige, spiders belonging to this genus could be widely colored.

Other Characteristic Features: Their abdomen generally exhibits colorful patterns.

Eggs

Round and small eggs are kept secured in a silken sac.

Spiderlings

Spiderlings usually leave the sac in the following spring to live on their own.

The Web

These spiders usually make spiral webs every day and then eat it during the night.

Are Spiders of Verrucosa Venomous

Though not all spiders of this genus are studied so far, still, they are thought to be not harmful to human individuals, except their bite may cause some allergic reactions like redness.

Quick Facts

Distribution South and North America
Habitat Leaves and grasslands
Predators Some birds and wasps
Diet Insects
Lifespan Around 1 year

Did You Know

  • Henry McCook, an American naturalist, first described the species in 1888.

Image Credits: static.inaturalist.org

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