Slender Green Orb Spider
Female, ~6mm, + web
Adelaide Hills
Slender Green Orb Spider
Female, hairy & spiky legs
Slender Green Orb Spider (Araneus talipedatus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Orb-weaver Spider (Araneidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Slender Green Orb Spider (Araneus talipedatus)
This Photo:     Female, eye arrangement

Thank you Anthony Paul & Suzanne and Jim for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
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), or "epigeal scape".

Copyright © 2016-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 04-Aug-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.