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Jewel spider - Austracantha minax  Austracantha minax,Australia,Eamw spiders,Geotagged,Jewel spider,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Wonderful capture Ernst Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you Niel. That is the first one I have seen in South Australia. Posted 2 months ago
  2. What a pattern on the back, like it's drizzled with bonbon frosting! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you . It is alwise a delight to find them. Posted 2 months ago

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"Austracantha" is a genus of spider with a single species, "Austracantha minax". It is a member of the family Araneidae and is endemic to Australia. They are relatively small spiders, reaching a maximum total body length of only around 12 mm for females, and 5 mm for males. Their abdomen has six distinctive projections that makes them easy to identify.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Jan 7, 2023. Captured Jan 6, 2023 11:53 in GJR2+9G Hindmarsh Valley SA, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO200
  • 70mm