Long-tailed Orb-weaving Spider
Bush Orb-weaver
Bush Orb-weaver (Backobourkia sp)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Spider, Scorpion, Mite & Tick (Arachnida)
Order: Spider (Araneae)
Family: Orb-weaver Spider (Araneidae)
Species: Bush Orb-weaver (Backobourkia sp)
Other name: Garden Orb-weaver

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee) & in the Adelaide Hills
These spiders have some large projections on their back (3 main ones) that are nearly impossible to see unless viewed in profile.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 31-Oct-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species