Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Spiny Spider

Austracantha minax

Habitat:

Also known as the Christmas spider or jewel spider, the spiny spider is found throughout most of Australia. It appears to prefer to live in shrubby woodlands, and is often found in colonies where large numbers of individuals congregate to construct their webs. Each spider makes its own individual web, but laced together the webs become large imposing structures capable of enshrouding entire bushes and causing annoyance to bushwalkers. Egg sacs are red brown in colour and vary in shape from pointed at each end to circular in shape. They are normally attached to a twig on the periphery of the web.

Notes:

Under/Back Side I Think http://www.flickriver.com/photos/tags/je...

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

NatasciaGiulivi
Spotted by
NatasciaGiulivi

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Mar 22, 2013
Submitted on Mar 22, 2013

Spotted for Mission

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team