General Description

Abdomen triangular with two humps towards the front, variable in colour, but usually light brown with a darker leaf-like pattern. Legs red near the body. Body up to 2 cm long.


Orb-weaving Spiders make large, robust circular webs at dusk each evening. These webs are recycled at dawn and the spiders hide nearby during the day. They feed mainly on flying insects and live for about a year.


Mainland Australia.


Most areas, including gardens and backyards.

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