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Orb-weaving spider (Araneidae)Austracantha minax

Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider, Spiny Spider at Nadgee Nature Reserve

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Austracantha minax at Nadgee Nature Reserve - 26 Dec 2018
Austracantha minax at Nadgee Nature Reserve - 26 Dec 2018
Austracantha minax at Nadgee Nature Reserve - 26 Dec 2018
Austracantha minax at Nadgee Nature Reserve - 26 Dec 2018
Austracantha minax at Nadgee Nature Reserve - 26 Dec 2018

Identification history

Orb-weaving spider (Araneidae) Austracantha minax 28 Dec 2018 Paul Whitington

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   28 Dec 2018
female (image 1, 2, 3, 5) and a male (image 4, 5) in same web. image 3 shows size of female wrt 1cm scale bar. image 5 shows female and male in same field of view (click on thumbnail to see male at edge of field).
web was strung between stems of Ficinia nodosa.

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Austrolestes annulosus (Blue Ringtail) at Nadgee Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2017
Austrolestes psyche (Cup Ringtail) at Nadgee Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2016
Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at Nadgee Nature Reserve - 16 Feb 2015
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Nadgee Nature Reserve - 17 Nov 2014

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 26 Dec 2018 11:54 AM Recorded on
  • Paul Whitington Recorded by
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