Long-tailed Orb-weaving Spider
Banded Orb Spider
Female: dorsal, close up
Long-tailed Orb-weaving Spider (Argiope cf protensa)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Orb-weaver Spider (Orb: Araneidae)
Species: Long-tailed Orb-weaving Spider (Argiope cf protensa)
This Photo:     Ventral
Other name: Teardrop Spider

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere

Copyright © 2010- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Feb-2010
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.