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Christmas spider (Jewel spider)

austracantha minax


These are among the most beautiful of spiders. It is a mainly black and white speckled orb spider with six spiny tubercules and orange legs


On an Acacia beside her rather damaged web.

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MartinL 8 years ago

Here is the usual colored one

MartinL 9 years ago

Thank you Maria. This may be our most colorful spider.

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Very nice!

MartinL 9 years ago

Thank you DilanC
Here is a link to nother one I saw inside her web

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

Colourful spider!!Nice!!

MartinL 9 years ago

Thanks Tom15
Thanks SergioM; tell her there'll be no flies.
Thanks ReikoS; would you agree they are less scary with short legs?
Thanks LaurenZ

LaurenZarate 9 years ago

Beautiful Spider!

RiekoS 9 years ago

Amazing looking. I will be afraid to go near though....

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Hmmm... my Christmas tree would look great with some dozens of these hanging on it... but I guess my wife wouldn't let me do it...

Tom15 9 years ago

Great looking spider Martin!

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 27, 2013
Submitted on Dec 27, 2013

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