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Bush Orb Weaver - Araneus eburnus


This page contains pictures and information about Bush Orb Weaver Spiders that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 8mm 
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This spider builds vertical orb web with  one single stabilimentum. There are many of them on the hill top of Toohey Forest. They remain on their medium size vertical orb web during day and night.
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We also found the spider once rest on dry leaf during the day. They patterns on the spiders vary a little bit between individuals. Their abdomen is relative smooth. 
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Male Bush Orb Weaver ?

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We found this male spider in Karawatha Forest on Dec 2007. From the patterns on its abdomen, we guessed it might be the Bush Orb Weaver male. 
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The spider was resting on a leaf. After we took a few photos, the spider started for "Kiting". A few seconds later, it escaped along the kiting silk. 

Here we would like to thank Robert Whyte again for sending us email to advice the ID of this species.

1. Eriophora species - The Find-a-spider Guide for Australian Spiders, University of Southern Queensland, 2007. 

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Last updated: November 16, 2008.