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Backobourkia orb weaver Backobourkia is an example of one of the spiders that make the familiar vertical orb-web usually at face level. <br />
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The web is usually eaten after a night&#039;s use and renewed the next evening. During the day the spiders remain in a hiding place  nearby such as here on a Duranta repens leaf. <br />
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This is a pale form, matching perfectly to its surroundings. The pattern of projections on the upper surface of the abdomen is characteristic of this genus. As of April 2019, genus Backobourkia contains only three species: B. brouni, B. collina, and B. heroine. B.brouni tend to dominate here in the east. <br />
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Body length 15mm. <br />
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Backobourkia orb weaver

Backobourkia is an example of one of the spiders that make the familiar vertical orb-web usually at face level.

The web is usually eaten after a night's use and renewed the next evening. During the day the spiders remain in a hiding place nearby such as here on a Duranta repens leaf.

This is a pale form, matching perfectly to its surroundings. The pattern of projections on the upper surface of the abdomen is characteristic of this genus. As of April 2019, genus Backobourkia contains only three species: B. brouni, B. collina, and B. heroine. B.brouni tend to dominate here in the east.

Body length 15mm.


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  1. Absolutely stunning orb weaver and shot <3 Really brightens up my my winter blues! Posted 3 months ago

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Backobourkia brouni is an Orbweaver in the Backobourkia genus.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Jan 15, 2021. Captured Jan 18, 2018 12:28 in 59 Merewether St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/20.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm