Economic importance: Generalist predator.
Hosts: Leafhoppers, planthoppers, and flies.
1. Araneus inustus is smaller than Argiope catenulata (Doleschall). The male’s body is 4 to 5 mm long, whereas the female is bigger, 5 to 8 mm long.
2. The legs of both sexes are yellow. They have a brown cephalothorax. Their abdomen is yellowish with a blackish ovoid band on the lateral margins of the dorsal part. Thin hairs cover the abdomen.
Biology and ecology
1. Araneus inustus builds a web to catch its prey. The web is an irregular pattern located between the leaves.