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Garden Orb-weaver Spider

Eriophora transmarina

Description:

In a typical orb-shaped web between branches of shrubs; the spider will usually be found in the web in the evening but hiding in a retreat near the top of the web during the daylight hours; the legs are normally extended at night since the spider is feeding but retracted against the body by day in the fashion typical of Eriophora species



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3 Comments

Christiane
Christiane 8 months ago

Thanks SmithZoo and venusflytrap2000. Here are 2 more hiding, http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/909... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/102... and one huntsman spider http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/909...

venusflytrap2000
venusflytrap2000 8 months ago

very cool! never got to see an orbweaver hiding away behind a leaf! the only hairy orbweaver i've seen was a hentz's orbweaver http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/381... and i've seen a few other small ones. neat spider!

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 8 months ago

Tucked away nicely!

Queensland, Australia

Lat: -25.18, Long: 151.64

Spotted on Apr 12, 2012
Submitted on Apr 12, 2012

Spotted for mission

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