Leaf curling Spider
Fat Orb Weaver
Pregnant, Front Under
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Family:||Orb-weaver Spider (Orb: Araneidae)|
|Species:||Fat Orb Weaver (Zealaranea cf crassa)|
|This Photo:||Pregnant, Front|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
A very strange medium sized spider. 2 horned, or 2 spined, and pregnant.
Reddish brown, with it's legs well tucked up.
Looks like a gall. Has a white / yellow / pale stripe all around. It's also faintly two tone with the stripe making the letter "U", or "V", on it's back; separating the 2 tones.
It's perched on a Hakea Wattle (Acacia hakeoides).