SpidersAustralian Golden Orb Weaver Spider (Trichonephila edulis) Striped Orb Weaver (Neoscona sp)

Olive Pink Botanic Garden

Pictured here on a native grass in the Olive Pink Botanic Garden in Alice Springs is a Striped Orb Weaver (genus Neoscona).

Identified as a gravid female Striped Orb Weaver.

Striped Orb Weaver (Neoscona sp), Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Alice Springs NT
Striped Orb Weaver (Neoscona sp), Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Alice Springs NT
Striped Orb Weaver (Neoscona sp), Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Alice Springs NT
Striped Orb Weaver (Neoscona sp), Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Alice Springs NT

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

Footnote & References

  1. Many thanks for ID to Narelle Murphy and members of Australian spider identification page, Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/australianspidereducation/
  2. Neoscona Simon, 1864, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https%3A//biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/b41f05c4-ecf6-4693-a653-8b2c6a5e4db3
  3. Spotted Orbweavers Genus Neoscona, iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/taxa/85035-Neoscona

SpidersAustralian Golden Orb Weaver Spider (Trichonephila edulis) Striped Orb Weaver (Neoscona sp)

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