Hortophora sp. (genus)

Garden orb weaver at Belconnen, ACT

Hortophora sp. (genus) at Belconnen, ACT - 21 Mar 2017
Hortophora sp. (genus) at Belconnen, ACT - 21 Mar 2017
Hortophora sp. (genus) at Belconnen, ACT - 21 Mar 2017
Hortophora sp. (genus) at Belconnen, ACT - 21 Mar 2017
Hortophora sp. (genus) at Belconnen, ACT - 21 Mar 2017
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Identification history

Hortophora sp. (genus) 18 Jun 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Hortophora sp. (genus) 22 Mar 2017 CathB

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Prey flew into the web while I was photographing the spider. It was wrapped up in seconds, before I could see what it was. Many of these spiders seen in the area.

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  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 21 Mar 2017 05:48 PM Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by

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  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size

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