Slender Green Orb Spider
Female, hairy & spiky legs
Adelaide Hills
Long-tailed Orb-weaving Spider
Dorsal
 
    
Slender Green Orb Spider (Araneus talipedatus)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Spider, Scorpion, Mite & Tick (Arachnida)
Order: Spider (Araneae)
Family: Orb-weaver Spider (Araneidae)
Species: Slender Green Orb Spider (Araneus talipedatus)
This Photo:     Female, camouflage

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills
On first spotting this pretty lady, we thought it was a Lynx spider; due to the spikey legs. Turned out to be an orb spider. It's well camouflaged in green ivy leaves; but has a very small web.
In females, the epigyne has a long scape (a tongue-like appendage)

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 04-Aug-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species