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Garden orb weaver spider wrapping up her catch in silk threads . The silk was shooting out of the spider's spineretes whilst she with speed circled her catch and it looked like cling wrap being used to package up the cicada. Australia,Australian garden orb weaver spider,Eriophora transmarina,Geotagged Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Garden orb weaver spider wrapping up her catch in silk threads .

The silk was shooting out of the spider's spineretes whilst she with speed circled her catch and it looked like cling wrap being used to package up the cicada.

    comments (7)

  1. That's a really cool sight, I don't think I've ever seen this process this close! Posted 10 days ago
    1. I did alwise think of one single silk thread being used just as they do when constructing a web. Posted 10 days ago
  2. Wow, nice! Posted 9 days ago
  3. More like Clingwrapping left overs....good one Ernst !
    Posted 5 days ago
  4. Thank you Leuba. Left overs taste alwise better the next day. Posted 5 days ago
  5. Thank you Leuba. Left overs taste alwise better the next day. Posted 5 days ago
  6. Thank you Leuba. Left overs taste alwise better the next day. Posted 5 days ago

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The Australian garden orb weaver spider is a very common species of spider with many variants in size, shape, and colour across the coastal regions of the eastern states of Australia. They have very large abdomens when well-fed and exhibit a tremendous colour-range from off-white through tan, brown to almost black. They have a roughly leaf-shaped pattern on the top of their abdomen with a complex outline that is darker than the surrounding area. There may also be several whitish spots or one or.. more

Similar species: Spiders
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Uploaded Jan 8, 2018. Captured in 590 Mount Crosby Rd, Anstead QLD 4070, Australia.