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St. Andrew’s Cross spider ( Argiope keyserlingi ) Both sexes in one web, but the male plays it safe and makes sure he has a sheet of silk between him and his much larger female.  Argiope keyserlingi,Australia,Geotagged,St Andrews Cross Spider,Summer Click/tap to enlarge

St. Andrew’s Cross spider ( Argiope keyserlingi )

Both sexes in one web, but the male plays it safe and makes sure he has a sheet of silk between him and his much larger female.

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  1. He's a smart one ;) Posted 2 months ago

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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 Dec 27, 2018. Captured Dec 26, 2018 15:48 in 85X Crosslands Rd, Galston NSW 2159, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/9.0
  • 1/332s
  • ISO800
  • 84mm