Bush Orb-weaver
Ellura
Twig Wrap-around Spider
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Bush Orb-weaver (Backobourkia sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Orb-weaver Spider (Orb: Araneidae)     iNaturalist Observation
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 © 2011-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Feb-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.