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ASDP ArachnidaAustralian Golden Orb-Weaving Spider Banded Garden Spider Desert Scorpion Green Lynx Spider Longtailed Orb-weaving Spider Longtailed Orb-weaving Spider with Prey Three-pointed Novakiella Wrap-around Spider

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The Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata) are sometimes seen in the park (under the right conditions). Their web can sometimes be seen strung across the tall spinifex grass, with the spider sitting in the middle of their web

Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata), Alice Springs NT
Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata), Alice Springs Desert Park NT

After weeks of variable rain in Central Australia, their was a proliferation of spiders including the following Banded Garden Spider. A walk through the park you could see the webs strung across the blades of spinifex grass.

Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata), Alice Springs NT
Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata), Alice Springs NT
Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata) with prey, Alice Springs NT
Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata) with prey, Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Egg sac of the Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata), Alice Springs NT
Egg sac of the Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata), Alice Springs Desert Park NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Chelicerata
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Infraorder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Araneidae
  • Genus: Argiope
  • Species: Argiope trifasciata

Footnote & References

  1. Many thanks for ID to Ben Kurek, on iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/observations/147597096
  2. Many thanks for ID to Matthew Connors, member of Entomology Australia “Invertebratology”, Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/507004496955277
  3. Argiope trifasciata (Forsskål, 1775), Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/204cbfe1-dcdd-42b9-8511-0d92f00ab166

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