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Austracantha minax

Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider at Cook, ACT

Austracantha minax at Cook, ACT - 2 Feb 2018
Austracantha minax at Cook, ACT - 2 Feb 2018
Austracantha minax at Cook, ACT - 2 Feb 2018
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Identification history

Austracantha minax 6 Feb 2018 KimPullen
Austracantha minax 3 Feb 2018 CathB

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I wonder if this is a male Jewel spider. Much smaller than the usual female.

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KimPullen wrote:
   7 Feb 2018
Yes Cath, a male.

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Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Cook, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by drakes Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at Cook, ACT - 22 Dec 2021 by CathB Daviesia mimosoides subsp. mimosoides at Cook, ACT - 30 Sep 2021 by drakes Ardozyga undescribed species nr amblopis (A Gelechioid moth) at Cook, ACT - 23 Sep 2021 by CathB Philobota stella (A concealer moth) at Cook, ACT - 20 Sep 2021 by CathB Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Cook, ACT - 19 Sep 2021 by drakes Grevillea alpina (Mountain Grevillea / Cat's Claws Grevillea) at Cook, ACT - 19 Sep 2021 by drakes Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Cook, ACT - 11 Sep 2021 by CathB Oxypetalum coeruleum (Tweedia or Southern Star) at Cook, ACT - 3 Dec 2020 by CathB Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Cook, ACT - 5 Oct 2020 by Jubeyjubes Drosera auriculata (Sundew) at Cook, ACT - 5 Oct 2020 by Jubeyjubes Artoria sp. (genus) (Unidentified Artoria wolf spider) at Cook, ACT - 5 Sep 2020 by CathB Sitona discoideus (Sitona weevil or Lucerne weevil) at Cook, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by CathB Alternanthera sp. A Flora of NSW (M. Gray 5187) J. Palmer at Cook, ACT - 28 Mar 2020 by rhyshardy Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at Cook, ACT - 13 Dec 2019 by CathB Coccidae sp. (family) (Unidentified coccid scale insect) at Cook, ACT - 13 Dec 2019 by CathB Tetrigidae (family) (Pygmy grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 18 Oct 2019 by CathB Melobasis propinqua (Propinqua jewel beetle) at Cook, ACT - 7 Oct 2019 by CathB Phryganoporus candidus (Foliage-webbing social spider) at Cook, ACT - 3 Oct 2019 by EmmaCook Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 21 Aug 2018 by CathB Mirbelia oxylobioides (Mountain Mirbelia) at Cook, ACT - 14 Jun 2018 by CathB Leptotarsus (Leptotarsus) clavatus (A crane fly) at Cook, ACT - 20 Feb 2018 by CathB Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 8 Jan 2018 by CathB Mirbelia oxylobioides (Mountain Mirbelia) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by CathB Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 5 Sep 2017 by CathB Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 17 Aug 2017 by RWPurdie Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 26 Dec 2016 by RWPurdie Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 6 Dec 2016 by StephenBruce Mirbelia oxylobioides (Mountain Mirbelia) at Cook, ACT - 1 Dec 2016 by annamacdonald Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Cook, ACT - 24 Oct 2015 by MattM
Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Cook, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by drakes
Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at Cook, ACT - 22 Dec 2021 by CathB
Daviesia mimosoides subsp. mimosoides at Cook, ACT - 30 Sep 2021 by drakes
Ardozyga undescribed species nr amblopis (A Gelechioid moth) at Cook, ACT - 23 Sep 2021 by CathB
Philobota stella (A concealer moth) at Cook, ACT - 20 Sep 2021 by CathB
Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Cook, ACT - 19 Sep 2021 by drakes
Grevillea alpina (Mountain Grevillea / Cat's Claws Grevillea) at Cook, ACT - 19 Sep 2021 by drakes
Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Cook, ACT - 11 Sep 2021 by CathB
Oxypetalum coeruleum (Tweedia or Southern Star) at Cook, ACT - 3 Dec 2020 by CathB
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Cook, ACT - 5 Oct 2020 by Jubeyjubes
Drosera auriculata (Sundew) at Cook, ACT - 5 Oct 2020 by Jubeyjubes
Artoria sp. (genus) (Unidentified Artoria wolf spider) at Cook, ACT - 5 Sep 2020 by CathB
Sitona discoideus (Sitona weevil or Lucerne weevil) at Cook, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by CathB
Alternanthera sp. A Flora of NSW (M. Gray 5187) J. Palmer at Cook, ACT - 28 Mar 2020 by rhyshardy
Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at Cook, ACT - 13 Dec 2019 by CathB
Coccidae sp. (family) (Unidentified coccid scale insect) at Cook, ACT - 13 Dec 2019 by CathB
Tetrigidae (family) (Pygmy grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 18 Oct 2019 by CathB
Melobasis propinqua (Propinqua jewel beetle) at Cook, ACT - 7 Oct 2019 by CathB
Phryganoporus candidus (Foliage-webbing social spider) at Cook, ACT - 3 Oct 2019 by EmmaCook
Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 21 Aug 2018 by CathB
Mirbelia oxylobioides (Mountain Mirbelia) at Cook, ACT - 14 Jun 2018 by CathB
Leptotarsus (Leptotarsus) clavatus (A crane fly) at Cook, ACT - 20 Feb 2018 by CathB
Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 8 Jan 2018 by CathB
Mirbelia oxylobioides (Mountain Mirbelia) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by CathB
Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 5 Sep 2017 by CathB
Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 17 Aug 2017 by RWPurdie
Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 26 Dec 2016 by RWPurdie
Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 6 Dec 2016 by StephenBruce
Mirbelia oxylobioides (Mountain Mirbelia) at Cook, ACT - 1 Dec 2016 by annamacdonald
Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Cook, ACT - 24 Oct 2015 by MattM

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 2 Feb 2018 06:37 PM Recorded on
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