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Austracantha minax

Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider at Deakin, ACT

Austracantha minax at Deakin, ACT - 22 Feb 2020
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Identification history

Austracantha minax 24 Feb 2020 YumiCallaway
Austracantha minax 24 Feb 2020 JackyF

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Tiny, but web strung quite a long way between gum saplings. Sorry I could not get a better photo.

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Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Deakin, ACT - 2 Oct 2023 by LisaH Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Deakin, ACT - 2 Oct 2023 by LisaH Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Deakin, ACT - 25 Aug 2023 by Tapirlord Rhytidoponera aspera (Greenhead ant) at Deakin, ACT - 2 Jul 2023 by LisaH Monopis icterogastra (Wool Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 14 May 2023 by LisaH Juncus filicaulis (Thread Rush) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Feb 2023 by Tapirlord Apocrita (suborder) (Unidentified wasp) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Feb 2023 by LisaH Zanda funerea (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Feb 2023 by LisaH Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue eyes lacewing) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Feb 2023 by LisaH Eucalyptus dives (Broad-leaved Peppermint) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Feb 2023 by Tapirlord Nacaduba biocellata (Two-spotted Line-Blue) at Deakin, ACT - 25 Jan 2023 by LisaH Mordella dumbrelli (Dumbrell's Pintail Beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 25 Jan 2023 by LisaH Leptorhynchos squamatus subsp. squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Jan 2023 by LisaH Uresiphita ornithopteralis (Tree Lucerne Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Jan 2023 by LisaH Anoplognathus montanus (Montane Christmas beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Dec 2022 by LisaH Austrolestes analis (Slender Ringtail) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Dec 2022 by LisaH Rytidosperma auriculatum (Lobed Wallaby Grass) at Deakin, ACT - 15 Nov 2022 by Tapirlord Leucochrysum albicans subsp. albicans (Hoary Sunray) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Oct 2022 by KL Glycine clandestina (Twining Glycine) at Deakin, ACT - 9 Oct 2022 by Tapirlord Plantago varia (Native Plaintain) at Deakin, ACT - 9 Oct 2022 by Tapirlord Celaenia atkinsoni (Atkinson's bird-dropping spider) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Oct 2022 by LisaH Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Oct 2022 by LisaH Ocystola paulinella (A Concealer Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Oct 2022 by LisaH Thaumetopoeinae (subfamily) (Bag-shelter Moths, Processionary Caterpillars) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by LisaH Rytidosperma auriculatum (Lobed Wallaby Grass) at Deakin, ACT - 22 May 2022 by Tapirlord Milax gagates (Black-keeled Slug) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Apr 2022 by LisaH Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Apr 2022 by LisaH Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Cassinia quinquefaria (Rosemary Cassinia) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Eucalyptus dives (Broad-leaved Peppermint) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Dysphania pumilio (Small Crumbweed) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mealybug ladybird) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Amyema miquelii (Box Mistletoe) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Eucalyptus polyanthemos subsp. polyanthemos (Red Box) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Acacia implexa (Hickory Wattle, Lightwood) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Microlaena stipoides (Weeping Grass) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Casbia pallens (Pale Casbia) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by LisaH Nemophora sparsella (An Adelid Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by LisaH Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by LisaH Gminatus australis (Orange assassin bug) at Deakin, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by LisaH Odontomyia hunteri (Soldier fly) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by LisaH Rhytidoponera sp. (genus) (Rhytidoponera ant) at Deakin, ACT - 27 Dec 2021 by LisaH Crinia sp. (genus) (A froglet) at Deakin, ACT - 6 Nov 2021 by TexanReptilian Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Oct 2021 by LisaH Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord Stomorhina discolor (Snout fly) at Deakin, ACT - 15 Sep 2021 by LisaH Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Deakin, ACT - 15 Sep 2021 by LisaH Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Deakin, ACT - 11 Sep 2021 by BIrdsinCanberra Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at Deakin, ACT - 6 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord Pyrrholaemus sagittatus (Speckled Warbler) at Deakin, ACT - 30 Aug 2021 by ebristow Pyrrholaemus sagittatus (Speckled Warbler) at Deakin, ACT - 30 Aug 2021 by ebristow Cryptandra amara (Bitter Cryptandra) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Aug 2021 by KL Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021 by KL Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustissima (Hop Bush) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord Cupressus arizonica (Arizona Cypress) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord Trombidiidae (family) (Red velvet mite) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Mar 2021 by Ct1000 Oechalia schellenbergii (Spined Predatory Shield Bug) at Deakin, ACT - 18 Feb 2021 by LisaH Acari (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by LisaH Araneus albotriangulus (White-triangle orb weaver) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by LisaH Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Deakin, ACT - 8 Feb 2021 by JackyF Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF Pentatomidae (family) (Shield or Stink bug) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF Conocephalomima barameda (False Meadow Katydid, Barameda) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF Oechalia schellenbergii (Spined Predatory Shield Bug) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF Lasiocampidae (family) (Snout moth) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF Clania (genus) (A case moth) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF Clania ignobilis (Faggot Case Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue eyes lacewing) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF Pergidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Sawfly) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF Conocephalomima barameda (False Meadow Katydid, Barameda) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH Lauxaniidae (family) (Unidentified lauxaniid fly) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH Tebenna micalis (Small Thistle Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH Mordellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH Oechalia schellenbergii (Spined Predatory Shield Bug) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH Chauliognathus tricolor (Tricolor soldier beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Deakin, ACT - 9 Jan 2021 by JackyF Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Deakin, ACT - 9 Jan 2021 by JackyF Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Deakin, ACT - 9 Jan 2021 by JackyF Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF Lasiocampidae (family) immature (Lappet & Snout Moths) at Deakin, ACT - 5 Jan 2021 by JamWiRe Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustifolia (Giant Hop-bush) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Nov 2020 by kieranh Dodonaea viscosa (Hop Bush) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Nov 2020 by JackyF Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Deakin, ACT - 2 Nov 2020 by JackyF Choerocoris paganus (Ground shield bug) at Deakin, ACT - 21 Oct 2020 by JackyF Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Deakin, ACT - 21 Oct 2020 by JackyF Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Deakin, ACT - 21 Oct 2020 by JackyF Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Deakin, ACT - 20 Oct 2020 by JackyF Dacryopinax spathularia (Dacryopinax spathularia) at Deakin, ACT - 6 Oct 2020 by JackyF Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at Deakin, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by JackyF Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Deakin, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by JackyF Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire Fog) at Deakin, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Deakin, ACT - 2 Oct 2023 by LisaH
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Deakin, ACT - 2 Oct 2023 by LisaH
Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Deakin, ACT - 25 Aug 2023 by Tapirlord
Rhytidoponera aspera (Greenhead ant) at Deakin, ACT - 2 Jul 2023 by LisaH
Monopis icterogastra (Wool Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 14 May 2023 by LisaH
Juncus filicaulis (Thread Rush) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Feb 2023 by Tapirlord
Apocrita (suborder) (Unidentified wasp) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Feb 2023 by LisaH
Zanda funerea (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Feb 2023 by LisaH
Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue eyes lacewing) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Feb 2023 by LisaH
Eucalyptus dives (Broad-leaved Peppermint) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Feb 2023 by Tapirlord
Nacaduba biocellata (Two-spotted Line-Blue) at Deakin, ACT - 25 Jan 2023 by LisaH
Mordella dumbrelli (Dumbrell's Pintail Beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 25 Jan 2023 by LisaH
Leptorhynchos squamatus subsp. squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Jan 2023 by LisaH
Uresiphita ornithopteralis (Tree Lucerne Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Jan 2023 by LisaH
Anoplognathus montanus (Montane Christmas beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Dec 2022 by LisaH
Austrolestes analis (Slender Ringtail) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Dec 2022 by LisaH
Rytidosperma auriculatum (Lobed Wallaby Grass) at Deakin, ACT - 15 Nov 2022 by Tapirlord
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. albicans (Hoary Sunray) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Oct 2022 by KL
Glycine clandestina (Twining Glycine) at Deakin, ACT - 9 Oct 2022 by Tapirlord
Plantago varia (Native Plaintain) at Deakin, ACT - 9 Oct 2022 by Tapirlord
Celaenia atkinsoni (Atkinson's bird-dropping spider) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Oct 2022 by LisaH
Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Oct 2022 by LisaH
Ocystola paulinella (A Concealer Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Oct 2022 by LisaH
Thaumetopoeinae (subfamily) (Bag-shelter Moths, Processionary Caterpillars) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by LisaH
Rytidosperma auriculatum (Lobed Wallaby Grass) at Deakin, ACT - 22 May 2022 by Tapirlord
Milax gagates (Black-keeled Slug) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Apr 2022 by LisaH
Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Apr 2022 by LisaH
Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Cassinia quinquefaria (Rosemary Cassinia) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Eucalyptus dives (Broad-leaved Peppermint) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Dysphania pumilio (Small Crumbweed) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mealybug ladybird) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Amyema miquelii (Box Mistletoe) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Eucalyptus polyanthemos subsp. polyanthemos (Red Box) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Acacia implexa (Hickory Wattle, Lightwood) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Microlaena stipoides (Weeping Grass) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Casbia pallens (Pale Casbia) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Nemophora sparsella (An Adelid Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Gminatus australis (Orange assassin bug) at Deakin, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Odontomyia hunteri (Soldier fly) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Rhytidoponera sp. (genus) (Rhytidoponera ant) at Deakin, ACT - 27 Dec 2021 by LisaH
Crinia sp. (genus) (A froglet) at Deakin, ACT - 6 Nov 2021 by TexanReptilian
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Oct 2021 by LisaH
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Stomorhina discolor (Snout fly) at Deakin, ACT - 15 Sep 2021 by LisaH
Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Deakin, ACT - 15 Sep 2021 by LisaH
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Deakin, ACT - 11 Sep 2021 by BIrdsinCanberra
Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at Deakin, ACT - 6 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Pyrrholaemus sagittatus (Speckled Warbler) at Deakin, ACT - 30 Aug 2021 by ebristow
Pyrrholaemus sagittatus (Speckled Warbler) at Deakin, ACT - 30 Aug 2021 by ebristow
Cryptandra amara (Bitter Cryptandra) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Aug 2021 by KL
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021 by KL
Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustissima (Hop Bush) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Cupressus arizonica (Arizona Cypress) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Trombidiidae (family) (Red velvet mite) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Mar 2021 by Ct1000
Oechalia schellenbergii (Spined Predatory Shield Bug) at Deakin, ACT - 18 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Acari (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Araneus albotriangulus (White-triangle orb weaver) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Deakin, ACT - 8 Feb 2021 by JackyF
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Pentatomidae (family) (Shield or Stink bug) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Conocephalomima barameda (False Meadow Katydid, Barameda) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Oechalia schellenbergii (Spined Predatory Shield Bug) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Lasiocampidae (family) (Snout moth) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Clania (genus) (A case moth) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Clania ignobilis (Faggot Case Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue eyes lacewing) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Pergidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Sawfly) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Conocephalomima barameda (False Meadow Katydid, Barameda) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Lauxaniidae (family) (Unidentified lauxaniid fly) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Tebenna micalis (Small Thistle Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Mordellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Oechalia schellenbergii (Spined Predatory Shield Bug) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Chauliognathus tricolor (Tricolor soldier beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Deakin, ACT - 9 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Deakin, ACT - 9 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Deakin, ACT - 9 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Lasiocampidae (family) immature (Lappet & Snout Moths) at Deakin, ACT - 5 Jan 2021 by JamWiRe
Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustifolia (Giant Hop-bush) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Nov 2020 by kieranh
Dodonaea viscosa (Hop Bush) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Nov 2020 by JackyF
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Deakin, ACT - 2 Nov 2020 by JackyF
Choerocoris paganus (Ground shield bug) at Deakin, ACT - 21 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Deakin, ACT - 21 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Deakin, ACT - 21 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Deakin, ACT - 20 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Dacryopinax spathularia (Dacryopinax spathularia) at Deakin, ACT - 6 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at Deakin, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Deakin, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire Fog) at Deakin, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by JackyF

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Species information

  • Austracantha minax Scientific name
  • Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 22 Feb 2020 06:51 PM Recorded on
  • JackyF Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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