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Knobbled Orbweaver

Eriophora pustulosa

''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.
Autumnal orb weaver Seen in March this year, our autumn here in the Southern Hemisphere...a female Eriophora pustulosa at rest.

Body length 15 mm Araneae,Araneidae,Australia,Eriophora pustulosa,Fall,Geotagged,Macro,Spider,arachnid,arthropod,autumn,fauna,invertebrate,new south wales,orb weaver

Appearance

''Eriophora 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.
Eriophora pustulosa This is by far the palest E. pustulosa I've come across - and of note is the similarity to the wall upon which I found it resting. It was the first time I considered the variability of camouflage of these spiders. Up until this point, they have all been light brown to dark brown. 

Female 10 mm Araneae,Araneidae,Australia,Australian garden orb weaver spider,Camouflage,Eriophora pustulosa,Garden orb weaver spider,Geotagged,Macro,Spider,Spring,arachnid,arthropod,invertebrate

Behavior

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

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassArachnida
OrderAraneae
FamilyAraneidae
GenusEriophora
SpeciesE. pustulosa
Photographed in
Australia