WELCOME TO ERIOPHORA DESIGN

This small Australian business has provided web design services to small businesses, not-for-profit organisations and individuals since 1998.

These are just a few that got caught in an Eriophora web:

Small businesses: providers of goods (children's cubby houses) and services (landscaping), as well as opponities for a little R & R.
Societies: A couple of academic societies with a biological focus.
Individuals: Currently home to a couple of checky Australians - one of which is a lizard!

Eriophora also features a number of 'interesting' pages featuring image libraries and other collections.

Check out the image libraries and collections caught in this Eriophora web:

Miscellaneous photo libraries
A collection of coasters from around the world.

Why Eriophora?

The most advanced web is the wheel web of the Eriophora spiders - built with mathematical precision, the wheel web is the pinnacle of evolution concerning the use of silk.

Eriophora (pronounced er-ee-OH-for-uh) refers to one genus of orb weaving spiders commonly referred to as the garden orb weaving spiders (Family Araneidae). Eriophora transmarina and E. biapicata are examples found in southern and eastern Australia. Other orb weaving spiders found in Australia.

All orb weavers make suspended, sticky wheel-shaped orb webs. Orb webs have developed as an efficient means of capturing flying insects. Their structure provides a unique combination of large capture area with near invisibility, making detection and avoidance difficult, especially at night. Only when the web is covered with dew is it clearly visible. Orb webs also need relatively little silk to build and they can be completed quickly.

Further information about these spiders ...
Identification, Toxicity, General Ecology, Web Construction plus an animated example | Photo credits, sources & Links |


Last updated: March 21, 2005