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Here comes the groom. Male St. Andrew's Cross spider (Argiope keyserlingi) approaching a female. For safety reasons the male is on the opposite side of the web. That is why only the underside of the male is visible. Argiope keyserlingi,Australia,Geotagged,St Andrews Cross Spider Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Here comes the groom. Male St. Andrew's Cross spider (Argiope keyserlingi) approaching a female.

For safety reasons the male is on the opposite side of the web. That is why only the underside of the male is visible.

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''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''. ''A. keyserlingi'' is commonly found in large populations in suburban parks and gardens, particularly amongst the leaves of ''Lomandra longifolia''. Like many species of orb-web spider, ''A. keyserlingi'' shows considerable sexual size dimorphism,.. more

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Uploaded Jan 11, 2018. Captured in 78 Tanderra Way, Karana Downs QLD 4306, Australia.