What kind of spider?
Location: Canberra, ACT, Australia
December 17, 2010 9:34 pm
I almost walked into this one in my backyard (Canberra, Australia), it had weaved a net across a path in the garden. It was about 3-4cm from top to bottom including the legs. Is it dangerous? Rare? Any information would be interesting! I found it just the other day (2010-12-17 which is summer in Australia)
Your spider is Eriophora transmarina, and it is commonly called a Garden Orbweaver, a name shared with several other species around the world. You can read about this common spider on the Brisbane Insect website.
Thanks Daniel, I appreciate your quick reply!
Knowing what these bugs around us are makes the world a bit more interesting.