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Slender Green Orb Weaver

Araneus talipedatus


A green spider with an ornately patterned stripe. An orb weaver, known from most parts of Australia. Adults seem to be active in the daytime and build a conventional orb web


In a curled leaf


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MartinL 8 years ago

Please note this is a Slender Green Orb Weaver 'Araneus'.
The wiki reference contained the exact image which I believe is an error. I base my new ID more confidently on this expert reference

MartinL 8 years ago

Thank you DanielR
This is a tent spider
Their webs are believed to be precursors of the orb web
Green Tent Spider Cyrtophora

DanielRowson 8 years ago

Very pretty - nice spotting!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 8, 2013
Submitted on Sep 8, 2013

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