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Backobourkia heroine

Heroic Orb-weaver at Jerrabomberra, NSW

Backobourkia heroine at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 5 Jan 2022
Backobourkia heroine at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 5 Jan 2022
Backobourkia heroine at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 5 Jan 2022
Backobourkia heroine at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 5 Jan 2022
Backobourkia heroine at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 5 Jan 2022
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Identification history

Backobourkia heroine 7 Jan 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 5 Jan 2022 Steve_Bok

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Orb weaver, abdomen approx 18mm diameter. Feeding on large scarab beetle. Looks like Backobourkia or Eriophora.

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Nearby sightings

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Nandina domestica (Sacred Bamboo) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok Ligustrum sinense (Narrow-leaf Privet, Chinese Privet) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 23 Apr 2022 by Steve_Bok Polyrhachis semiaurata (A golden spiny ant) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 23 Apr 2022 by Steve_Bok Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 23 Apr 2022 by Steve_Bok Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica (Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 27 Mar 2022 by roachie Glycine sp. at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 21 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Rhipidura albiscapa (Grey Fantail) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Calomela juncta (Leaf beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Chrysopogon sp. (genus) (a robber fly) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 8 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) (Millipede) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Hemicordulia sp. (an emerald) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Echinopogon sp. (genus) (Hedgehog Grass) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Bisallardiana gymnopleura (Brown flower chafer) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Scutiphora pedicellata (Metallic Jewel Bug) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok Agrotis infusa (Bogong Moth, Common Cutworm) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok Amyema pendula subsp. pendula (Mistletoe) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok Lysimachia arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel, Blue Pimpernel) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok Ranunculus muricatus (Sharp Buttercup) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok Nemesia strumosa (Nemesia) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Nandina domestica (Sacred Bamboo) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Ligustrum sinense (Narrow-leaf Privet, Chinese Privet) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 23 Apr 2022 by Steve_Bok
Polyrhachis semiaurata (A golden spiny ant) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 23 Apr 2022 by Steve_Bok
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 23 Apr 2022 by Steve_Bok
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica (Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 27 Mar 2022 by roachie
Glycine sp. at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 21 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Rhipidura albiscapa (Grey Fantail) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Calomela juncta (Leaf beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Chrysopogon sp. (genus) (a robber fly) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 8 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) (Millipede) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Hemicordulia sp. (an emerald) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Echinopogon sp. (genus) (Hedgehog Grass) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Bisallardiana gymnopleura (Brown flower chafer) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Scutiphora pedicellata (Metallic Jewel Bug) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok
Agrotis infusa (Bogong Moth, Common Cutworm) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Amyema pendula subsp. pendula (Mistletoe) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Lysimachia arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel, Blue Pimpernel) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Ranunculus muricatus (Sharp Buttercup) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Nemesia strumosa (Nemesia) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 5 Jan 2022 09:20 AM Recorded on
  • Steve_Bok Recorded by

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