General Description

Cephalothorax black and legs orange; abdomen shiny black with a yellow and white pattern of variable extent and six large spines. Sometimes completely black. Body up to 3 mm long (male), 1 cm long (female).


These spiders form colonies where each spider makes its own individual web. The webs are laced together with silk to become one large structure, capable of covering entire bushes and causing annoyance to bushwalkers.


Mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Shrubby woodlands.

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