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    Post by Joy on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 4:20 pm

    St Andrews Cross spider is an orb spider which builds a large round web which is a work of art. This is its top side & it is of the genus argiope.


    Here is a link to a Wikipedia site about these spiders which are found in many parts of the world with differing names & guises. This is the Australian one & is just one of many other types of orb spiders in this country.


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    Post by Joy on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 4:22 pm

    This is the spider's underside. with its decorated orb web. The white woven filaments are called stabilimentum. The web has a few dead insects caught in it.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 4:23 pm

    The top side of the St Andrews Cross orb spider & its expertly woven orb-shaped web.
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    Post by Joy on Thu 09 Jan 2014, 4:24 pm

    St Andrews Cross spider.

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    Post by Joy on Fri 31 Jan 2014, 3:04 pm

    The St Andrew's Cross spider has moved "house" to a more protected site. I thought it had been snavelled by a spider-loving bird as it seemed to have been missing for a while. Even though the web is invisible the spider is hanging in the middle of it without any of the strange white squiggly things usually seen on their webs.


    This is its underside.


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