Slender Green Orb Spider
Female, hairy & spiky legs
Long-tailed Orb-weaving Spider
S2 Female, dorsal
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Family:||Orb-weaver Spider (Araneidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Slender Green Orb Spider (Araneus talipedatus)|
|This Photo:||Female, camouflage|
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".