Bush Orb-weaver
Ellura
Flat-backed Orb-weaver
Female, dorsal
 
                      
Bush Orb-weaver (Backobourkia sp ES01)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Orb-weaver Spider (Orb: Araneidae)
Species: Bush Orb-weaver (Backobourkia sp ES01)
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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 © 2011-2022 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.