Araneus circulissparsus (species group)

4 Speckled Orb-weaver at Holt, ACT

Araneus circulissparsus (species group) at Holt, ACT - 28 Oct 2020
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) at Holt, ACT - 28 Oct 2020
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) at Holt, ACT - 28 Oct 2020
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Araneus circulissparsus (species group) 31 Oct 2020 Bron
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) 31 Oct 2020 Harrisi
Araneus cyrtarachnoides 31 Oct 2020 Harrisi

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4 comments

Bron wrote:
   31 Oct 2020
I think this might be in the Araneus talipedatus group or Araneus circulissparsus group? Araneus cyrtarachnoides on ALA seems to have tan legs and head and is shown north of Brisbane.
Harrisi wrote:
   31 Oct 2020
Good call Bron, though to my eyes t doesn't seem to fit these two either. My loose suggestion was to get the ball rolling...might give it a go on the FB Australian Arachnids site, some astute experts there...tbc ! Bottom line, whatever it is, a very beautiful ord-weaver!
Harrisi wrote:
   31 Oct 2020
OK, got word from Adam Parsons on the FB Australian and NZ Arachnid photography site and pretty happy with that, thanks again Bron.
Bron wrote:
   31 Oct 2020
No worries Stuart, Adam knows his spiders - it's indeed a beautiful and very varied group. I've found individuals about 8 times over as many years and they're all so different to each other :).

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  • 28 Oct 2020 06:53 PM Recorded on
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