Knobbly Orb-weaver
Australian Golden Orb-web Spider
Female, dorsal, rotated
Knobbly Orb-weaver (Eriophora cf pustulosa)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Orb-weaver Spider (Orb: Araneidae)
Species: Knobbly Orb-weaver (Eriophora cf pustulosa)
This Photo:     Ventral, ~5mm

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Has 2 projections at the front ,and 4 towards the tail, of the abdomen. It's a small spider, so very difficult to see.
We suspect this specimen is immature due to it's small size.

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.