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Bush Orb Weaver - Araneus eburnus


This page contains pictures and information about Bush Orb Weaver Spiders that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 8mm 
This is a medium size orb web weaving spider. This spider builds vertical orb web with  one single stabilimentum. The web is usually about one meter in diameter and the center is 1.5 to 2 meters above ground. The spider remains on their orb web during day and night.
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There is the common "Orb Web Weaver" patterns on its abdomen. The patterns are about the same on each individual. 
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However, their body colours are vary quite a bit. Their abdomen is relative smooth and hairless.
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There are common on the hill top of Toohey Forest and other eucalypt forests in Brisbane.
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We also found the spider rest on dry leaf during the day.
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Here we would like to thank Robert Whyte again for sending us email to advice the ID of this species.

1. Araneus eburnus - The Find-a-spider Guide for Australian Spiders, University of Southern Queensland, 2009. 
2. Araneus eburnus Bush Orb Weaver - Save Our Waterways Now. 

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Last updated: March 13, 2011.