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Autumnal orb weaver Seen in March this year, our autumn here in the Southern Hemisphere...a female Eriophora pustulosa at rest.<br />
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Body length 15 mm Araneae,Araneidae,Australia,Eriophora pustulosa,Fall,Geotagged,Macro,Spider,arachnid,arthropod,autumn,fauna,invertebrate,new south wales,orb weaver Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. This is so cool! At first glance, it looked like a strange handprint on the leaf! Posted 8 days ago
    1. Yes! Thanks very much Lisa. Posted 8 days ago
  2. What a seriously dull common name for such a spectacular species. Thanks for sharing, it's awesome! Posted 8 days ago
    1. Thanks and I thought that as well! Ferdy, not sure if here's the best place to inform you - but I did place the JD e mail in my 'safe and not junk mail' settings - but it appears I'm still not receiving any e mail notifications :( Posted 8 days ago
      1. hi Ruth, will email you privately about this. Posted 7 days ago

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''Eriophora pustulosa'', commonly called the garden orb weaver spider is a common small species of spider found in Australia and New Zealand. The colour of the species varies widely, but they are often brightly coloured.

''E. pustulosa'' has five distinctive spines on its abdomen, two large ones halfway down its back and three smaller ones at the end of its abdomen.

At night the spider constructs a circular web that it waits in the middle of for prey to fly into.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Sep 11, 2019. Captured Mar 15, 2019 11:15 in 163 Merewether St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm