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Orb Weaver

Description:

Looking very much like a seed pod of a tea-tree (pic 1), this orb weaver was trying to stay undetected. It had a felty olive green rounded abdomen. The dorsal surface showed a pale green triangular pattern bordered by thin white scalloped pattern. A part of the cephalothorax is seen as a white hairy structure between the front pair of legs (pic 3). Body length ( excl legs) could have been about 8 mm)

Habitat:

Spotted on a broom tea-tree.

Notes:

There were many spiders of different species amongst the profuse blossoms of the tea-tree shrubs - they were feasting on the many insects visiting the blooms.
I am not able to identify the spider - ? Araneus sp. ? Eriophora sp.

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1 Comment

Tamir
Tamir 5 years ago

Looks like some kind of orb weaver

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 26, 2014
Submitted on Oct 28, 2014

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