The Garden Orb Weaving Spider (Eriphora sp.) belong to a group of spiders with over 100 known species in Australia.

One of the more commonly seen Garden Orb Weaving Spiders are Eriophora biapicata and Eriphora transmarine. They tend to be a stout, reddish-brown or grey in colour, with a leaf-shaped pattern on their large roundish abdomens, which also have two noticeable humps towards the front. They sometimes have a dorsal stripe that can be white or brown edged with white.

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Chelicerata
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Infraorder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Araneidae
  • Genus: Eriophora
  • Species: E. transmarina
  • Binomial name: Eriophora transmarina
  • Synonyms:
    • Epeira transmarina
    • Epeira viridis
    • Epeira producta
    • Epeira thyridota
    • Epeira capitalis
    • Araneus productus
    • Aranea producta
    • Araneus capitalis
    • Araneus transmarinus

Footnote & References

  1. Garden Orb Weaving Spiders, Author Dr Mike Gray, 3 December 2020, Australian Museum,