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Orb-weaver, body length 17mm. Web has distinctive white cross in the centre.
Rainforest margin at James Cook University Cairns QLD
A common medium-to-large orb weaver found in eastern Australia in rainforest margins, open forest, heathland, houses and gardens. Zig-zag ribbons of white silk form a partial cross (stabilimentum) through the centre of the orb web. This cross gives the spider Its common name.