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Orb-weaving spider (several families)Austracantha minax   

Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider at Illilanga & Baroona

Austracantha minax at Illilanga & Baroona - 12 Nov 2017

Identification history

Orb-weaving spider (several families) Austracantha minax 21 Jun 2018 KimPullen
Other web-building spider Araneae sp. (order) 17 Jun 2018 Illilanga
Unidentified 17 Jan 2018 Illilanga

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2 comments

KimPullen wrote:
   21 Jun 2018
Egg sac.
Illilanga wrote:
   21 Jun 2018
Thanks! I have matching spider photos from a month later in the same location that I will add as a sighting.

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Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at Illilanga & Baroona - 30 Mar 2019
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Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta (Blue Banded Bee) at Illilanga & Baroona - 22 Mar 2019
Oenosandra boisduvalii (Boisduval's Autumn Moth) at Illilanga & Baroona - 21 Mar 2019
Polyclonus atratus (A sawfly) at Illilanga & Baroona - 17 Mar 2019
Pardillana limbata (Common Pardillana) at Illilanga & Baroona - 17 Mar 2019
Paralucia pyrodiscus (Fiery Copper) at Illilanga & Baroona - 17 Mar 2019
Epithymema incomposita (A concealer moth) at Illilanga & Baroona - 17 Mar 2019
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Illilanga & Baroona - 24 Feb 2019
Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Illilanga & Baroona - 12 Jan 2019
Isodontia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Grass-carrying wasp) at Illilanga & Baroona - 12 Jan 2019
Heteropternis obscurella (A grasshopper) at Illilanga & Baroona - 12 Jan 2019
Bursaria spinosa (Native Blackthorn) at Illilanga & Baroona - 12 Jan 2019
Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Illilanga & Baroona - 12 Jan 2019
Fimbristylis dichotoma (A Sedge) at Illilanga & Baroona - 12 Jan 2019
Gastrophora henricaria (Fallen-bark Looper, Beautiful Leaf Moth) at Illilanga & Baroona - 3 Jan 2019
Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Illilanga & Baroona - 30 Dec 2018
Hellula hydralis (Cabbage Centre Moth) at Illilanga & Baroona - 30 Dec 2018
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 30 Dec 2018
Psaltoda moerens (Redeye Cicada) at Illilanga & Baroona - 30 Dec 2018
Syllitus sp. (genus) (Syllitus longhorn beetle) at Illilanga & Baroona - 30 Dec 2018
Miltinus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Miltinus mydas fly) at Illilanga & Baroona - 30 Dec 2018
Plantago hispida (Hairy Plantain) at Illilanga & Baroona - 29 Dec 2018
Enneapogon nigricans (Nine-awn Grass, Bottlewashers) at Illilanga & Baroona - 29 Dec 2018
Dichondra sp. Inglewood (J.M.Dalby 86/93) Qld Herbarium (Kidney Weed) at Illilanga & Baroona - 29 Dec 2018
Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Illilanga & Baroona - 23 Dec 2018
Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group (Jack jumper) at Illilanga & Baroona - 22 Dec 2018
Polyrhachis semiaurata (A golden spiny ant) at Illilanga & Baroona - 22 Dec 2018
Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Illilanga & Baroona - 22 Dec 2018
Miltinus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Miltinus mydas fly) at Illilanga & Baroona - 20 Dec 2018
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Illilanga & Baroona - 16 Dec 2018
Unidentified Fungus, Moss, Liverwort, etc (TBC) at Illilanga & Baroona - 16 Dec 2018
Hyalarcta huebneri (Leafy Case Moth) at Illilanga & Baroona - 16 Dec 2018
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Illilanga & Baroona - 16 Dec 2018
Lepturidea viridis (Green comb-clawed beetle) at Illilanga & Baroona - 16 Dec 2018
Rytidosperma pallidum (Red-anther Wallaby Grass) at Illilanga & Baroona - 15 Dec 2018
Philobota productella (Pasture Tunnel Moth) at Illilanga & Baroona - 15 Dec 2018
Theseus modestus (TBC) at Illilanga & Baroona - 15 Dec 2018
Apothechyla sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Illilanga & Baroona - 7 Dec 2018
Austrostipa scabra subsp. falcata (Rough Speargrass) at Illilanga & Baroona - 1 Dec 2018
Panicum effusum (Hairy Panic Grass) at Illilanga & Baroona - 1 Dec 2018
Vulpia bromoides (Squirrel Tail Fescue) at Illilanga & Baroona - 1 Dec 2018
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Illilanga & Baroona - 1 Dec 2018
Poa sieberiana (Poa Tussock) at Illilanga & Baroona - 1 Dec 2018
Lolium perenne (Perennial Ryegrass) at Illilanga & Baroona - 1 Dec 2018
Bothriochloa macra (Red Grass, Red-leg Grass) at Illilanga & Baroona - 1 Dec 2018
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Illilanga & Baroona - 1 Dec 2018
Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Illilanga & Baroona - 1 Dec 2018
Brachyexarna lobipennis (Stripewinged meadow grasshopper) at Illilanga & Baroona - 30 Nov 2018
Wahlenbergia capillaris (Tufted Bluebell) at Illilanga & Baroona - 30 Nov 2018
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Illilanga & Baroona - 30 Nov 2018
Rytidosperma carphoides (Short Wallaby Grass) at Illilanga & Baroona - 30 Nov 2018
Myrmecia nigriceps (Black-headed bull ant) at Illilanga & Baroona - 15 Nov 2018
Urodacus manicatus (Black Rock Scorpion) at Illilanga & Baroona - 12 Nov 2018
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Illilanga & Baroona - 12 Nov 2018
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Illilanga & Baroona - 11 Nov 2018
Nyssus albopunctatus (White-spotted swift spider) at Illilanga & Baroona - 11 Nov 2018
Asilinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified asiline Robberfly) at Illilanga & Baroona - 10 Nov 2018
Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Illilanga & Baroona - 10 Nov 2018
Epidesmia hypenaria (Long-nosed Epidesmia) at Illilanga & Baroona - 8 Nov 2018
Merocroca automima (A concealer moth) at Illilanga & Baroona - 8 Nov 2018
Cosmopterigidae sp. (family) (Unidentified cosmet moth) at Illilanga & Baroona - 3 Nov 2018
Faveria tritalis (Couchgrass Webworm) at Illilanga & Baroona - 3 Nov 2018
Eulechria electrodes (A concealer moth) at Illilanga & Baroona - 3 Nov 2018
Liparetrus discipennis (A chafer beetle) at Illilanga & Baroona - 3 Nov 2018
Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Illilanga & Baroona - 3 Nov 2018
Trapezites phigalioides (Montane Ochre) at Illilanga & Baroona - 3 Nov 2018
Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at Illilanga & Baroona - 2 Nov 2018
Notoncus gilberti (Smooth Epaulet Ant) at Illilanga & Baroona - 2 Nov 2018
Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-tailed spiny ant) at Illilanga & Baroona - 2 Nov 2018
Desmodium varians (Slender Tick-trefoil) at Illilanga & Baroona - 2 Nov 2018
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Illilanga & Baroona - 15 Oct 2018
Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-tailed spiny ant) at Illilanga & Baroona - 13 Oct 2018
Philobota ancylotoxa (A concealer moth) at Illilanga & Baroona - 13 Oct 2018
Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Illilanga & Baroona - 13 Oct 2018
Goniaea opomaloides (Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper) at Illilanga & Baroona - 13 Oct 2018
Oxythecta acceptella (Scat Moth) at Illilanga & Baroona - 13 Oct 2018
Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Illilanga & Baroona - 7 Sep 2018
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Dragon) at Illilanga & Baroona - 2 Sep 2018
Eucalyptus rossii (Inland Scribbly Gum) at Illilanga & Baroona - 16 Aug 2018
Unidentified Scale insect & mealybug (Hemiptera, Coccoidea) (TBC) at Illilanga & Baroona - 6 Aug 2018
Lepidosperma laterale (Variable Sword Sedge) at Illilanga & Baroona - 6 Aug 2018
Perginae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified pergine sawfly) at Illilanga & Baroona - 22 Jul 2018
Chalcopteroides sp. (genus) (Rainbow darkling beetle) at Illilanga & Baroona - 8 Jul 2018
Macropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Illilanga & Baroona - 23 Jun 2018
Camponotus nigriceps (Black-headed sugar ant) at Illilanga & Baroona - 21 Jun 2018
Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Illilanga & Baroona - 21 Jun 2018
Meritastis lythrodana (A tortrix or leafroller moth) at Illilanga & Baroona - 21 Jun 2018
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Illilanga & Baroona - 21 Jun 2018
Araneidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Illilanga & Baroona - 21 Jun 2018
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Illilanga & Baroona - 21 Jun 2018
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Illilanga & Baroona - 21 Jun 2018
Jotus auripes (Jumping spider) at Illilanga & Baroona - 21 Jun 2018
Sminthurus sp. (genus) (A springtail) at Illilanga & Baroona - 21 Jun 2018

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