Banded Orb Spider
Female: ventral
Bush Orb-weaver
Bush Orb-weaver (Backobourkia sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Orb-weaver Spider (Orb: Araneidae)
Species: Bush Orb-weaver (Backobourkia sp)
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Other name: Garden Orb-weaver

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
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, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.