Bush Orb Weaver
Female, Looks like 10 eyes
Flinders Ranges
Bush Orb Weaver
Female, ventral
Bush Orb Weaver (Plebs eburnus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Orb-weaver Spider (Araneidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Bush Orb Weaver (Plebs eburnus)
This Photo:     Female, Hair made it look like 10 eyes
Synonym: Araneus eburnus

Thank you Anthony Paul for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Flinders Ranges, Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
The female shown here was ~5mm. A male we've also found was ~3mm.
Similar to Leaf Curling Spider
We found one female & one male in Dec & Jan.

Copyright © 2017-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 01-Jan-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.