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Orb-weaving spider (Araneidae)Nephila plumipes

Humped golden orb-weaver at Bournda National Park

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Nephila plumipes at Bournda National Park - 1 Feb 2018
Nephila plumipes at Bournda National Park - 1 Feb 2018
Nephila plumipes at Bournda National Park - 1 Feb 2018
Nephila plumipes at Bournda National Park - 1 Feb 2018
Nephila plumipes at Bournda National Park - 1 Feb 2018

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Think I have a clearer image of the underside of the spider, although not sure about presence of knob on sternum as mentioned in the discussion for this entry http://atlasoflife.naturemapr.org/Community/Sighting/3372978

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KerriLeeBulk Reporter - KerriLee has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   2 Feb 2018
The yellow sternum in the final image has a raised central region ... I believe this is the diagnostic feature. And N.edulis is rarely so generally yellow.

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(Plume moth) at Bournda National Park - 16 Feb 2016 by SteveBurrows Mitrasacme polymorpha (Varied Mitrewort) at Bournda National Park - 16 Dec 2015 by SteveBurrows Tisiphone abeona (Swordgrass Brown) at Bournda National Park - 24 Nov 2015 by SteveBurrows Hypocysta metirius (Brown Ringlet) at Bournda National Park - 24 Nov 2015 by SteveBurrows Aotus ericoides (Common Aotus) at Bournda National Park - 27 Oct 2015 by SteveBurrows Monotoca scoparia (Broom Heath) at Bournda National Park - 11 Sep 2014 by SteveBurrows Thelymitra nuda (Scented Sun Orchid) at Bournda National Park - 15 Oct 2012 by robndane Prasophyllum elatum (Tall Leek Orchid) at Bournda National Park - 13 Oct 2012 by robndane Leucopogon ericoides (Pink Beard-Heath) at Bournda National Park - 24 May 2012 by SteveBurrows
Talaurinus sp. (Ground weevil) at Bournda National Park - 24 Mar 2020 by RossMannell
Bossiaea ensata (Sword Bossiaea) at Bournda National Park - 5 Sep 2019 by MaxCampbell
Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Bournda National Park - 3 Jun 2019 by JackieMiles
Hakea decurrens subsp. platytaenia (Coast Needlewood) at Bournda National Park - 17 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Bournda National Park - 17 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Epacris impressa (Common Heath) at Bournda National Park - 17 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Pimelea linifolia subsp. linifolia (Rice-flower) at Bournda National Park - 17 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Acacia suaveolens (Sweet Wattle) at Bournda National Park - 17 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Correa reflexa var. speciosa at Bournda National Park - 17 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Leucopogon ericoides (Pink Beard-Heath) at Bournda National Park - 17 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Bossiaea heterophylla (Variable Bossiaea) at Bournda National Park - 17 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Leucopogon juniperinus (Long Flower Beard-Heath) at Bournda National Park - 17 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Bossiaea heterophylla (Variable Bossiaea) at Bournda National Park - 8 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Epacris impressa (Common Heath) at Bournda National Park - 8 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Dampiera stricta (Blue Dampiera) at Bournda National Park - 8 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Acacia suaveolens (Sweet Wattle) at Bournda National Park - 8 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Bournda National Park - 8 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Correa reflexa var. speciosa at Bournda National Park - 8 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Hakea decurrens subsp. platytaenia (Coast Needlewood) at Bournda National Park - 8 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Leucopogon juniperinus (Long Flower Beard-Heath) at Bournda National Park - 8 Jun 2018 by SteveBurrows
Persoonia linearis (Narrow-leaved Geebung) at Bournda National Park - 21 May 2018 by SteveBurrows
Hakea decurrens subsp. platytaenia (Coast Needlewood) at Bournda National Park - 21 May 2018 by SteveBurrows
Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Bournda National Park - 21 May 2018 by SteveBurrows
Bossiaea heterophylla (Variable Bossiaea) at Bournda National Park - 21 May 2018 by SteveBurrows
Epacris impressa (Common Heath) at Bournda National Park - 21 May 2018 by SteveBurrows
Monotoca scoparia (Broom Heath) at Bournda National Park - 21 May 2018 by SteveBurrows
Acacia suaveolens (Sweet Wattle) at Bournda National Park - 21 May 2018 by SteveBurrows
Correa reflexa var. speciosa at Bournda National Park - 21 May 2018 by SteveBurrows
Utetheisa pulchelloides (Salt And Pepper Moth) at Bournda National Park - 15 Apr 2018 by SteveBurrows
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Bournda National Park - 15 Feb 2018 by SteveBurrows
Repsimus aeneus (Green Christmas beetle) at Bournda National Park - 25 Jan 2018 by SteveBurrows
Orthetrum villosovittatum (Fiery Skimmer) at Bournda National Park - 25 Jan 2018 by SteveBurrows
Lampropholis guichenoti (Pale-flecked Garden Sunskink) at Bournda National Park - 22 Jan 2018 by SteveBurrows
Bembix sp. (Unidentified sand wasp) at Bournda National Park - 18 Jan 2018 by SteveBurrows
Triclista guttata (Spotted march fly) at Bournda National Park - 18 Jan 2018 by SteveBurrows
MYRMELEONTIDAE (Unidentified ant-lion lacewing) at Bournda National Park - 18 Jan 2018 by SteveBurrows
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust) at Bournda National Park - 18 Jan 2018 by SteveBurrows
Haemodorum planifolium (Bloodroot) at Bournda National Park - 12 Jan 2018 by SteveBurrows
Amenia imperialis (Yellow-headed blowfly) at Bournda National Park - 11 Jan 2018 by SteveBurrows
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Bournda National Park - 11 Jan 2018 by SteveBurrows
Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Bournda National Park - 11 Jan 2018 by SteveBurrows
Argiope keyserlingi (St Andrew's Cross Spider) at Bournda National Park - 9 Jan 2018 by SteveBurrows
Eriophora sp. (Garden Orb-weaver) at Bournda National Park - 9 Jan 2018 by SteveBurrows
Hypolaena fastigiata (Tassel Rope-rush) at Bournda National Park - 8 Jan 2018 by SteveBurrows
Macrotona sp. (Macrotona grasshopper) at Bournda National Park - 8 Jan 2018 by SteveBurrows
Haemodorum planifolium (Bloodroot) at Bournda National Park - 18 Dec 2017 by SteveBurrows
Bossiaea heterophylla (Variable Bossiaea) at Bournda National Park - 12 Sep 2017 by SteveBurrows
Monotoca scoparia (Broom Heath) at Bournda National Park - 12 Sep 2017 by SteveBurrows
Hibbertia virgata subsp. virgata (Twiggy Guinea Flower) at Bournda National Park - 12 Sep 2017 by SteveBurrows
Conospermum taxifolium (Variable Smoke-bush) at Bournda National Park - 12 Sep 2017 by SteveBurrows
Ricinocarpos pinifolius (Wedding Bush) at Bournda National Park - 12 Sep 2017 by SteveBurrows
Aotus ericoides (Common Aotus) at Bournda National Park - 12 Sep 2017 by SteveBurrows
Hibbertia linearis at Bournda National Park - 12 Sep 2017 by SteveBurrows
Correa reflexa var. speciosa at Bournda National Park - 12 Sep 2017 by SteveBurrows
Leucopogon ericoides (Pink Beard-Heath) at Bournda National Park - 12 Sep 2017 by SteveBurrows
Ricinocarpos pinifolius (Wedding Bush) at Bournda National Park - 12 Sep 2017 by SteveBurrows
Schizaea bifida (Forked Comb Fern) at Bournda National Park - 1 May 2017 by SteveBurrows
Monotoca scoparia (Broom Heath) at Bournda National Park - 13 Apr 2017 by SteveBurrows
MYRMELEONTIDAE (Unidentified ant-lion lacewing) at Bournda National Park - 24 Feb 2017 by SteveBurrows
Nephila plumipes (Humped golden orb-weaver) at Bournda National Park - 23 Feb 2017 by SteveBurrows
Cassytha glabella (Slender Devil's Twine) at Bournda National Park - 18 Feb 2017 by SteveBurrows
Cassytha glabella (Slender Devil's Twine) at Bournda National Park - 16 Dec 2016 by SteveBurrows
Argiope keyserlingi (St Andrew's Cross Spider) at Bournda National Park - 16 Dec 2016 by SteveBurrows
Hakea laevipes subsp. laevipes at Bournda National Park - 7 Dec 2016 by SteveBurrows
Caesia parviflora var. parviflora (A Grass-lily) at Bournda National Park - 18 Nov 2016 by SteveBurrows
Cymbidium suave (Snake Orchid) at Bournda National Park - 16 Nov 2016 by SteveBurrows
Platysace lanceolata (Shrubby Platysace) at Bournda National Park - 14 Nov 2016 by SteveBurrows
Stylidium graminifolium (Grass Trigger Plant) at Bournda National Park - 30 Oct 2016 by SteveBurrows
Lomandra longifolia (Spinyhead Matrush) at Bournda National Park - 16 Oct 2016 by SteveBurrows
Leptospermum trinervium (Paperbark Teatree) at Bournda National Park - 16 Oct 2016 by SteveBurrows
Hierochloe rariflora (Cane Holy Grass) at Bournda National Park - 12 Oct 2016 by SteveBurrows
Melaleuca squarrosa (Scented Paperbark) at Bournda National Park - 12 Oct 2016 by SteveBurrows
Lomandra multiflora subsp. multiflora (Many-flowered Mat-rush) at Bournda National Park - 2 Oct 2016 by SteveBurrows
Caleana major (Large Duck Orchid) at Bournda National Park - 2 Oct 2016 by SteveBurrows
Pomax umbellata (Pomax) at Bournda National Park - 17 Sep 2016 by SteveBurrows
Monotoca scoparia (Broom Heath) at Bournda National Park - 12 Sep 2016 by SteveBurrows
Haliastur sphenurus (Whistling Kite) at Bournda National Park - 11 Sep 2016 by MaxCampbell
Melobasis propinqua (Propinqua jewel beetle) at Bournda National Park - 11 Sep 2016 by MaxCampbell
Ixodes holocyclus (Paralysis Tick) at Bournda National Park - 8 Sep 2016 by SteveBurrows
Lomandra glauca (Pale Mat-rush) at Bournda National Park - 6 Sep 2016 by SteveBurrows
Glossodia major (Wax-lip Orchid) at Bournda National Park - 6 Sep 2016 by SteveBurrows
Banksia serrata (Saw Banksia) at Bournda National Park - 29 Aug 2016 by SteveBurrows
Hibbertia virgata subsp. virgata (Twiggy Guinea Flower) at Bournda National Park - 29 Aug 2016 by SteveBurrows
Hibbertia linearis at Bournda National Park - 29 Aug 2016 by SteveBurrows
Tetratheca thymifolia (Black-eyed Susan) at Bournda National Park - 25 Aug 2016 by SteveBurrows
Ricinocarpos pinifolius (Wedding Bush) at Bournda National Park - 19 Aug 2016 by SteveBurrows
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) hiltacum (Rayment's Red Bee) at Bournda National Park - 15 Aug 2016 by SteveBurrows
Xanthosia pilosa (Woolly Xanthosia) at Bournda National Park - 14 Aug 2016 by SteveBurrows
Bossiaea ensata (Sword Bossiaea) at Bournda National Park - 14 Aug 2016 by SteveBurrows
Conospermum taxifolium (Variable Smoke-bush) at Bournda National Park - 12 Aug 2016 by SteveBurrows
Leucopogon ericoides (Pink Beard-Heath) at Bournda National Park - 12 Aug 2016 by SteveBurrows
PTEROPHORIDAE sp. (Plume moth) at Bournda National Park - 16 Feb 2016 by SteveBurrows
Mitrasacme polymorpha (Varied Mitrewort) at Bournda National Park - 16 Dec 2015 by SteveBurrows
Tisiphone abeona (Swordgrass Brown) at Bournda National Park - 24 Nov 2015 by SteveBurrows
Hypocysta metirius (Brown Ringlet) at Bournda National Park - 24 Nov 2015 by SteveBurrows
Aotus ericoides (Common Aotus) at Bournda National Park - 27 Oct 2015 by SteveBurrows
Monotoca scoparia (Broom Heath) at Bournda National Park - 11 Sep 2014 by SteveBurrows
Thelymitra nuda (Scented Sun Orchid) at Bournda National Park - 15 Oct 2012 by robndane
Prasophyllum elatum (Tall Leek Orchid) at Bournda National Park - 13 Oct 2012 by robndane
Leucopogon ericoides (Pink Beard-Heath) at Bournda National Park - 24 May 2012 by SteveBurrows

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  • Non-Invasive

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