Spurred Orb Weaver
Leaf curling Spider
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Family:||Orb-weaver Spider (Orb: Araneidae)|
|Species:||Spurred Orb Weaver (Novakiella trituberculosa)|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
This is a very strange spider, a bit of a Heinz 57 variety. It has long thin legs like a Prowling spider, spurs on it's tibia like a Trapdoor, the back of a Backobourkia (triangular with 3 horns) and eyes like a Jumper. Yet small, only about 5mm long. This is a male; the female wouldn't have the spurs. The only thing that was truly unique about it was the dark brown triangular patch on it's back.