Garden Orb Web Spider from Australia

Cream coloured spider with red “upper legs”
January 15, 2010
Hi Bugman,
I saw this unusual spider in the middle of the night at a suburban house in Melbourne. It did not seem aggressive, in fact it did not move once while i was there. I have no idea what it is and some web searching has turned up nothing for me. If you could please shed some light on what it is this would be great!
Sorry about the photo…its not as clear as I would have liked but hopefully it is still good enough.
Melbourne suburbs, Vic

Garden Orb Web Spider

Hi Chris,
The Insects and Spiders of Brisbane website has numerous images of the Garden Orb Web Spider, Eriophora transmarina (Araneus transmarina) that exhibit this color pattern.

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