Subject: unknown spider
Location: perth australia WA
October 7, 2012 3:22 pm
hi there i was in perth australia and on my aunty and uncles balconay there was this beut just hanging around i just wondered if you could identify it please as ive look afar and managed to find no info on what it is thankyou
This is a harmless Orbweaver Spider in the family Araneidae, and we could not locate a visual match on the Brisbane Insect website, though many spiders in this family are highly variable in markings and coloration. Our best guess on the species is Eriophora transmarina, an apparently highly variable species that can be viewed on the Orb or Wheel Weaving Spiders page, Oz Animals and other places on the internet.