JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.

Join

Argiope keyserlingi mating and egg sac This past week, I&#039;ve been observing a St. Andrew&#039;s Cross female and happened to visit her when she had a tiny male suitor. Then a day or so after, I saw that she had produced this egg sac. <br />
<br />
Female body length 15 mm. Main body of egg sac 20 mm length. Araneae,Araneidae,Argiope keyserlingi,Australia,Geotagged,St Andrews Cross Spider,arachnid,arthropod,fauna,invertebrate,macro,new south wales,orb weaver,spider egg sac,spider mating,summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Argiope keyserlingi mating and egg sac

This past week, I've been observing a St. Andrew's Cross female and happened to visit her when she had a tiny male suitor. Then a day or so after, I saw that she had produced this egg sac.

Female body length 15 mm. Main body of egg sac 20 mm length.

    comments (7)

  1. Oh..such a nice follow up! Great pictures and awesome moments for the spider :-) Posted 13 days ago
    1. I'll continue monitoring daily for developments. Posted 13 days ago
  2. How wonderful! Posted 13 days ago
    1. Always nice to come across moments such as this. My only regret is that I didn't have enough time to wait for the actual mating - could have been in the next 5 minutes or 5 hours. Great fun watching him maneuvering all around her though. Posted 13 days ago
      1. Definitely! It's impossible to predict, but still great fun and joy to be had from spotting them and the egg sac! Posted 12 days ago
  3. Great photo Ruth Posted 13 days ago
    1. Thank you. Posted 13 days ago

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

''Argiope keyserlingi'' is a common species of orb-web spider found on the east coast of Australia, from central New South Wales to southern Queensland. It is very similar in appearance to the closely related north Queensland species, ''Argiope aetherea''.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
View Ruth Spigelman's profile

By Ruth Spigelman

Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
Uploaded Jan 13, 2022. Captured in 25A Charlotte St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.