|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Family:||Orb-weaver Spider (Orb: Araneidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Flat-backed Orb-weaver (Backobourkia sp ES02)|
|This Photo:||🔍Female, ventral🔎|
Thank you Caitlin Henderson for identifying and Suzanne and Jim for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~13mm long. We thought it was Eriophora biapicata.
Caitlin said "The reduced humps are a puzzle."
Suzanne & Jim said "It's easy to see the way the scape kinks up and back down right at the end, something you see in Backobourkia."