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Austracantha minax

Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider at Bruce, ACT

Austracantha minax at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Austracantha minax 12 Jan 2021 michaelb
Austracantha minax 11 Jan 2021 kasiaaus

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I think this was a male Austracantha minax. It was on the same web as sighting 4366506.

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michaelb wrote:
   12 Jan 2021
See:- http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=1869
KimPullen wrote:
   16 Jan 2021
Good to get an image of the male!

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Nostoc sp. (genus) (A cyanobacterium) at Bruce, ACT - 4 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston Petaurus notatus (Krefft’s Glider, Sugar Glider) at Bruce, ACT - 13 May 2022 by JVR Uloma (Uloma) sanguinipes (Darkling beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 13 May 2022 by trevorpreston Anzoplana trilineata (A Flatworm) at Bruce, ACT - 13 May 2022 by trevorpreston Geophilomorpha sp. (order) (Earth or soil centipede) at Bruce, ACT - 13 May 2022 by trevorpreston Cortaderia selloana (Pampas Grass) at Bruce, ACT - 13 May 2022 by trevorpreston zz bolete at Bruce, ACT - 13 May 2022 by trevorpreston Lenkunya virgata (Brown-streaked planarian) at Bruce, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by trevorpreston Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Bruce, ACT - 25 Mar 2022 by JVR Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Bruce, ACT - 27 Jan 2022 by JVR Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Bruce, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by KMcCue Ecnolagria grandis (Honeybrown beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 12 Dec 2021 by JVR Leptospermum multicaule (Teatree) at Bruce, ACT - 6 Nov 2021 by JVR Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Bruce, ACT - 6 Nov 2021 by JVR Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Bruce, ACT - 3 Nov 2021 by Dora Wahlenbergia stricta subsp. stricta (Tall Bluebell) at Bruce, ACT - 3 Nov 2021 by JVR Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Bruce, ACT - 26 Oct 2021 by JVR Dodonaea viscosa subsp. spatulata (Broad-leaved Hop Bush) at Bruce, ACT - 4 Oct 2021 by JVR Hakea sericea (Needlebush) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Sep 2021 by JVR Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Sep 2021 by JVR Acaena sp. (A Sheep's Burr) at Bruce, ACT - 8 Sep 2021 by JVR Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Bruce, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by JVR Perenniporia ochroleuca at Bruce, ACT - 17 Jun 2021 by tpreston Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Bruce, ACT - 17 Jun 2021 by tpreston Acacia cultriformis (Knife Leaf Wattle) at Bruce, ACT - 4 Jun 2021 by JVR Parakontikia atrata (The Black planarian) at Bruce, ACT - 20 May 2021 by tpreston Parakontikia atrata (The Black planarian) at Bruce, ACT - 20 May 2021 by tpreston Anzoplana trilineata (A Flatworm) at Bruce, ACT - 20 May 2021 by tpreston Oxychilus alliarius (Garlic Snail) at Bruce, ACT - 20 May 2021 by tpreston Typha orientalis (Broad-leaved Cumbumgi) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb Cortaderia selloana (Pampas Grass) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb Senecio bathurstianus (Rough fireweed) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb Exocarpos cupressiformis (Cherry Ballart) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb Cyperus eragrostis (Umbrella Sedge) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb Aristida ramosa (Purple Wire Grass) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb Microlaena stipoides (Weeping Grass) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb Opercularia hispida (Hairy Stinkweed) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb Brachyscome rigidula (Hairy cut-leaf daisy) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb Goodenia hederacea (Ivy Goodenia) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb Cassytha pubescens (Devil's Twine) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb Araneinae (subfamily) (Orb weaver) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston Myrmecia nigriceps (Black-headed bull ant) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston Anzoplana trilineata (A Flatworm) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston Platyzosteria similis (Red-legged litter runner) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston Caenoplana coerulea (Blue Planarian, Blue Garden Flatworm) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston Stemonitales at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston zzz puzzles on wood (zzz puzzles on wood) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston Panesthia australis (Common wood cockroach) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston Trichoderma 'green fluffy' at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston Oechalia schellenbergii (Spined Predatory Shield Bug) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston Neosparassus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Badge huntsman) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston Ceraon sp. (genus) (2-horned tree hopper) at Bruce, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by kasiaaus Eurymeloides punctata (Gumtree hopper) at Bruce, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by kasiaaus Eurymeloides pulchra (Gumtree hopper) at Bruce, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by kasiaaus Acrididae sp. (family) (Unidentified Grasshopper) at Bruce, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by kasiaaus Myrmecia sp. (genus) (Bull ant or Jack Jumper) at Bruce, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by kasiaaus Oxyops fasciculatus (A weevil) at Bruce, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by kasiaaus Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Bruce, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by kasiaaus Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Araneinae (subfamily) (Orb weaver) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Chrysopidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Green lacewing) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Phoroncidia sextuberculata (Six-knobbed Phoroncidia) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Lasiocampidae (family) immature (Lappet & Snout Moths) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by Bron Lasiocampidae (family) immature (Lappet & Snout Moths) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Trichonephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Clynotis severus (Stern Jumping Spider) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Leptotarsus (Macromastix) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Unidentified Macromastix crane fly) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Peltoschema oceanica (Oceanica leaf beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Dissomorphia australiaria (Dissomorphia australiaria) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by Bron Eurymeloides punctata (Gumtree hopper) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Trachymela sp. (genus) (Brown button beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Capusa senilis (Black-banded Wedge-moth) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Peltoschema oceanica (Oceanica leaf beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Capusa senilis (Black-banded Wedge-moth) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by Bron Dolophones turrigera (Turret spider) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Compsotropha selenias (A Concealer moth) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by Bron Ancita marginicollis (A longhorn beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Araneinae (subfamily) (Orb weaver) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Cryptachaea veruculata (Diamondback comb-footed spider) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus Lasiocampidae (family) immature (Lappet & Snout Moths) at Bruce, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by Bron Geometridae (family) IMMATURES (Unidentified IMMATURE Geometer moths) at Bruce, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by Bron Ectropis (genus) immature at Bruce, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by Bron Yoyetta robertsonae (Clicking Ambertail) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Nov 2020 by JohnBundock Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Nov 2020 by JohnBundock Dianella revoluta var. revoluta (Black-Anther Flax Lily) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Nov 2020 by JohnBundock Diemenia rubromarginata (Pink-margined bug) at Bruce, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by MattFox Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Bruce, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by MattFox Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Nov 2020 by JVR Praxibulus sp. (genus) (A grasshopper) at Bruce, ACT - 10 Nov 2020 by MattFox Wahlenbergia sp. (Bluebell) at Bruce, ACT - 6 Nov 2020 by JVR Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Bruce, ACT - 6 Nov 2020 by JVR Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Bruce, ACT - 26 Oct 2020 by JVR Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Bruce, ACT - 17 Oct 2020 by JVR
Nostoc sp. (genus) (A cyanobacterium) at Bruce, ACT - 4 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Petaurus notatus (Krefft’s Glider, Sugar Glider) at Bruce, ACT - 13 May 2022 by JVR
Uloma (Uloma) sanguinipes (Darkling beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 13 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Anzoplana trilineata (A Flatworm) at Bruce, ACT - 13 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Geophilomorpha sp. (order) (Earth or soil centipede) at Bruce, ACT - 13 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Cortaderia selloana (Pampas Grass) at Bruce, ACT - 13 May 2022 by trevorpreston
zz bolete at Bruce, ACT - 13 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Lenkunya virgata (Brown-streaked planarian) at Bruce, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by trevorpreston
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Bruce, ACT - 25 Mar 2022 by JVR
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Bruce, ACT - 27 Jan 2022 by JVR
Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Bruce, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by KMcCue
Ecnolagria grandis (Honeybrown beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 12 Dec 2021 by JVR
Leptospermum multicaule (Teatree) at Bruce, ACT - 6 Nov 2021 by JVR
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Bruce, ACT - 6 Nov 2021 by JVR
Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Bruce, ACT - 3 Nov 2021 by Dora
Wahlenbergia stricta subsp. stricta (Tall Bluebell) at Bruce, ACT - 3 Nov 2021 by JVR
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Bruce, ACT - 26 Oct 2021 by JVR
Dodonaea viscosa subsp. spatulata (Broad-leaved Hop Bush) at Bruce, ACT - 4 Oct 2021 by JVR
Hakea sericea (Needlebush) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Sep 2021 by JVR
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Sep 2021 by JVR
Acaena sp. (A Sheep's Burr) at Bruce, ACT - 8 Sep 2021 by JVR
Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Bruce, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by JVR
Perenniporia ochroleuca at Bruce, ACT - 17 Jun 2021 by tpreston
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Bruce, ACT - 17 Jun 2021 by tpreston
Acacia cultriformis (Knife Leaf Wattle) at Bruce, ACT - 4 Jun 2021 by JVR
Parakontikia atrata (The Black planarian) at Bruce, ACT - 20 May 2021 by tpreston
Parakontikia atrata (The Black planarian) at Bruce, ACT - 20 May 2021 by tpreston
Anzoplana trilineata (A Flatworm) at Bruce, ACT - 20 May 2021 by tpreston
Oxychilus alliarius (Garlic Snail) at Bruce, ACT - 20 May 2021 by tpreston
Typha orientalis (Broad-leaved Cumbumgi) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb
Cortaderia selloana (Pampas Grass) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb
Senecio bathurstianus (Rough fireweed) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb
Exocarpos cupressiformis (Cherry Ballart) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb
Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb
Cyperus eragrostis (Umbrella Sedge) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb
Aristida ramosa (Purple Wire Grass) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb
Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb
Microlaena stipoides (Weeping Grass) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb
Opercularia hispida (Hairy Stinkweed) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb
Brachyscome rigidula (Hairy cut-leaf daisy) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb
Goodenia hederacea (Ivy Goodenia) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb
Cassytha pubescens (Devil's Twine) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Apr 2021 by michaelb
Araneinae (subfamily) (Orb weaver) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston
Myrmecia nigriceps (Black-headed bull ant) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston
Anzoplana trilineata (A Flatworm) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston
Platyzosteria similis (Red-legged litter runner) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston
Caenoplana coerulea (Blue Planarian, Blue Garden Flatworm) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston
Stemonitales at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston
zzz puzzles on wood (zzz puzzles on wood) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston
Panesthia australis (Common wood cockroach) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston
Trichoderma 'green fluffy' at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston
Oechalia schellenbergii (Spined Predatory Shield Bug) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston
Neosparassus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Badge huntsman) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by tpreston
Ceraon sp. (genus) (2-horned tree hopper) at Bruce, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by kasiaaus
Eurymeloides punctata (Gumtree hopper) at Bruce, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by kasiaaus
Eurymeloides pulchra (Gumtree hopper) at Bruce, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by kasiaaus
Acrididae sp. (family) (Unidentified Grasshopper) at Bruce, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by kasiaaus
Myrmecia sp. (genus) (Bull ant or Jack Jumper) at Bruce, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by kasiaaus
Oxyops fasciculatus (A weevil) at Bruce, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by kasiaaus
Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Bruce, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by kasiaaus
Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Araneinae (subfamily) (Orb weaver) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Chrysopidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Green lacewing) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Phoroncidia sextuberculata (Six-knobbed Phoroncidia) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Lasiocampidae (family) immature (Lappet & Snout Moths) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by Bron
Lasiocampidae (family) immature (Lappet & Snout Moths) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Trichonephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Clynotis severus (Stern Jumping Spider) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Leptotarsus (Macromastix) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Unidentified Macromastix crane fly) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Peltoschema oceanica (Oceanica leaf beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Dissomorphia australiaria (Dissomorphia australiaria) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by Bron
Eurymeloides punctata (Gumtree hopper) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Trachymela sp. (genus) (Brown button beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Capusa senilis (Black-banded Wedge-moth) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Peltoschema oceanica (Oceanica leaf beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Capusa senilis (Black-banded Wedge-moth) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by Bron
Dolophones turrigera (Turret spider) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Compsotropha selenias (A Concealer moth) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by Bron
Ancita marginicollis (A longhorn beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Araneinae (subfamily) (Orb weaver) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Cryptachaea veruculata (Diamondback comb-footed spider) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by kasiaaus
Lasiocampidae (family) immature (Lappet & Snout Moths) at Bruce, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by Bron
Geometridae (family) IMMATURES (Unidentified IMMATURE Geometer moths) at Bruce, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by Bron
Ectropis (genus) immature at Bruce, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by Bron
Yoyetta robertsonae (Clicking Ambertail) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Nov 2020 by JohnBundock
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Nov 2020 by JohnBundock
Dianella revoluta var. revoluta (Black-Anther Flax Lily) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Nov 2020 by JohnBundock
Diemenia rubromarginata (Pink-margined bug) at Bruce, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by MattFox
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Bruce, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by MattFox
Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Nov 2020 by JVR
Praxibulus sp. (genus) (A grasshopper) at Bruce, ACT - 10 Nov 2020 by MattFox
Wahlenbergia sp. (Bluebell) at Bruce, ACT - 6 Nov 2020 by JVR
Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Bruce, ACT - 6 Nov 2020 by JVR
Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Bruce, ACT - 26 Oct 2020 by JVR
Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Bruce, ACT - 17 Oct 2020 by JVR

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 29 Dec 2020 05:44 PM Recorded on
  • kasiaaus Recorded by

Additional information

  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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