Flat-backed Orb-weaver
Female, Eye Arrangement
Flat-backed Orb-weaver
Female, Scape
Flat-backed Orb-weaver (Backobourkia sp ES02)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Orb-weaver Spider (Araneidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Flat-backed Orb-weaver (Backobourkia sp ES02)
This Photo:     🔍Female, Abdomen🔎

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."

Copyright © 2021-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Jan-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.