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Araneus circulissparsus (species group)

2 Speckled Orb-weaver at Cook, ACT

Araneus circulissparsus (species group) at Cook, ACT - 11 Jan 2022
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) at Cook, ACT - 11 Jan 2022
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) at Cook, ACT - 11 Jan 2022
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) at Cook, ACT - 11 Jan 2022
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) at Cook, ACT - 11 Jan 2022
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Identification history

Araneus circulissparsus (species group) 15 Jan 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) 12 Jan 2022 CathB

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I watched this spider for about 10 minutes as it emerged from its old skin in stages. The first image is the final stage and the others are in order as they happened.

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KMcCue wrote:
   12 Jan 2022
Great photos. You were in the right place at the right time.

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Heteronympha penelope (Shouldered Brown) at Cook, ACT - 15 Mar 2022 by drakes Simaethula sp. (genus) (A jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 24 Feb 2022 by CathB Nacoleia rhoeoalis (Spilomelinae) at Cook, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by drakes Haloragis heterophylla (Variable raspwort) at Cook, ACT - 2 Feb 2022 by drakes Epicyme rubropunctaria (Red-spotted Delicate) at Cook, ACT - 30 Jan 2022 by drakes Cyperus sphaeroideus (Scented Sedge) at Cook, ACT - 30 Jan 2022 by drakes Lythrum hyssopifolia (Small Loosestrife) at Cook, ACT - 30 Jan 2022 by drakes Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Cook, ACT - 25 Jan 2022 by drakes Tragopogon porrifolius subsp. porrifolius (Salsify, Oyster Plant) at Cook, ACT - 18 Jan 2022 by drakes Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Cook, ACT - 18 Jan 2022 by drakes Bombyliidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Bee fly) at Cook, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by drakes Cyperus sanguinolentus (A Sedge) at Cook, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by drakes Pinara cana (Neat Pinara) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by CathB Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Cook, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by Tammy Anestia (genus) (A tiger moth) at Cook, ACT - 2 Jan 2022 by CathB Chrysopidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Green lacewing) at Cook, ACT - 2 Jan 2022 by CathB Cadmus (Brachycaulus) ferrugineus (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by CathB Tetrigidae (family) (Pygmy grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 21 Dec 2021 by CathB Tetrigidae (family) (Pygmy grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 21 Dec 2021 by CathB Cadmus (Brachycaulus) ferrugineus (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 20 Dec 2021 by CathB Phycitinae sp. (subfamily) (A snout moth) at Cook, ACT - 19 Dec 2021 by CathB Tetrigidae (family) (Pygmy grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by CathB Sphaerophoria macrogaster (Hover Fly) at Cook, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by CathB Perginae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified pergine sawfly) at Cook, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by CathB Cytaea severa (Severe Cytaea) at Cook, ACT - 2 Dec 2021 by CathB Trifolium campestre (Hop Clover) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2021 by drakes Sisyrinchium rosulatum (Scourweed) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2021 by drakes Juncus sp. (A rush) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2021 by drakes Drosera hookeri (Grassland Sundew, Pale Sundew) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2021 by drakes Isotoma fluviatilis subsp. australis (Swamp Isotome) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2021 by drakes Isolepis levynsiana (Tiny Flat-sedge) at Cook, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by CathB Plebs bradleyi (Enamelled spider) at Cook, ACT - 25 Oct 2021 by CathB Psychidae (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Cook, ACT - 22 Oct 2021 by CathB Tetrigidae (family) (Pygmy grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 22 Oct 2021 by CathB Isolepis sp. (Club-rush) at Cook, ACT - 22 Oct 2021 by CathB Venatrix pictiventris (Four-spotted Huntress) at Cook, ACT - 11 Oct 2021 by tpreston Bethylidae sp. (family) (Bethylid wasp) at Cook, ACT - 5 Oct 2021 by CathB Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Cook, ACT - 4 Oct 2021 by drakes Macrolepiota sp. at Cook, ACT - 15 Apr 2021 by CathB Thalaina clara (Clara's Satin Moth) at Cook, ACT - 15 Apr 2021 by CathB Perga dorsalis (Steel-blue sawfly, spitfire) at Cook, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by CathB Coccinellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified lady beetle) at Cook, ACT - 9 Feb 2021 by CathB Paropsisterna m-fuscum (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle) at Cook, ACT - 23 Jan 2021 by CathB Paropsisterna decolorata (A Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 23 Jan 2021 by CathB Lophyrotoma sp. (genus) (Sawfly) at Cook, ACT - 31 Dec 2020 by CathB Psaltoda moerens (Redeye cicada) at Cook, ACT - 31 Dec 2020 by CathB Comptosia apicalis (A bee fly) at Cook, ACT - 14 Dec 2020 by CathB Geranium solanderi var. solanderi (Native Geranium) at Cook, ACT - 6 Dec 2020 by drakes Bembidion sp. (genus) (Carab beetle) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2020 by CathB Eleocharis atricha (Tuber Spikerush) at Cook, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by CathB Stylidium despectum (Small Trigger Plant) at Cook, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by CathB Pergagrapta bella (A sawfly) at Cook, ACT - 2 Nov 2020 by CathB Linaria pelisseriana (Pelisser's Toadflax) at Cook, ACT - 14 Oct 2020 by drakes Trogoderma froggatti (Dermestid beetle, Skin beetle) at Cook, ACT - 17 Sep 2020 by CathB Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus (Twin Flower Beard-Heath) at Cook, ACT - 17 Sep 2020 by CathB Pycnoporus coccineus (Scarlet Bracket) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jun 2020 by drakes Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Cook, ACT - 26 May 2020 by CathB Zodariidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Ant spider or Spotted ground spider) at Cook, ACT - 4 May 2020 by CathB Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Cook, ACT - 3 May 2020 by CathB Gymnopilus junonius (Gymnopilus junonius) at Cook, ACT - 20 Apr 2020 by drakes Noctuidae (family) (A cutworm or owlet moth) at Cook, ACT - 3 Apr 2020 by CathB Pergagrapta polita (Sawfly) at Cook, ACT - 6 Mar 2020 by CathB Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Cook, ACT - 27 Feb 2020 by CathB Meranoplus sp. (genus) (Shield Ant) at Cook, ACT - 17 Feb 2020 by CathB Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Cook, ACT - 8 Dec 2019 by CathB Lomandra filiformis subsp. coriacea (Wattle Matrush) at Cook, ACT - 30 Oct 2019 by CathB Lophyrotoma analis (Sawfly, Ironbark Sawfly) at Cook, ACT - 2 Oct 2019 by CathB Perunga ochracea (Perunga grasshopper, Cross-dressing Grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 29 Sep 2019 by CathB Epopostruma sp. (genus) at Cook, ACT - 3 Jul 2019 by CathB Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at Cook, ACT - 3 Jul 2019 by CathB Cheilanthes sieberi (Rock fern) at Cook, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 by CathB Einadia nutans subsp. nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Cook, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 by CathB Endotricha pyrosalis (A Pyralid moth) at Cook, ACT - 27 Jan 2019 by CathB Dicranolaius bellulus (Red and Blue Pollen Beetle) at Cook, ACT - 25 Jan 2019 by CathB Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jan 2019 by CathB Poa labillardierei (Common Tussock Grass, River Tussock Grass) at Cook, ACT - 15 Jan 2019 by CathB Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Cook, ACT - 7 Jan 2019 by CathB Hypoxis hygrometrica var. villosisepala (Golden Weather-grass) at Cook, ACT - 24 Dec 2018 by CathB Isotoma fluviatilis subsp. australis (Swamp Isotome) at Cook, ACT - 22 Dec 2018 by CathB Adelium pustulosum (Darkling beetle) at Cook, ACT - 19 Dec 2018 by CathB Lomandra filiformis (Wattle Mat-rush) at Cook, ACT - 27 Nov 2018 by CathB Geranium solanderi var. solanderi (Native Geranium) at Cook, ACT - 27 Nov 2018 by CathB Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2018 by CathB Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2018 by CathB Dicranolaius villosus (Melyrid flower beetle) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2018 by CathB Caesia calliantha (Blue Grass-lily) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2018 by CathB Carex breviculmis (Short-Stem Sedge) at Cook, ACT - 16 Sep 2018 by CathB Clania ignobilis (Faggot Case Moth) at Cook, ACT - 16 Sep 2018 by CathB Mutillidae (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Cook, ACT - 12 Sep 2018 by CathB Scopula rubraria (Plantain Moth) at Cook, ACT - 12 Sep 2018 by CathB Bothriomutilla rugicollis (Mutillid wasp or 'Velvet ant') at Cook, ACT - 3 Apr 2018 by CathB Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Cook, ACT - 1 Apr 2018 by CathB Clania ignobilis (Faggot Case Moth) at Cook, ACT - 26 Mar 2018 by CathB Cullen microcephalum (Dusky Scurf-pea) at Cook, ACT - 5 Jan 2017 by NickiTaws
Heteronympha penelope (Shouldered Brown) at Cook, ACT - 15 Mar 2022 by drakes
Simaethula sp. (genus) (A jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 24 Feb 2022 by CathB
Nacoleia rhoeoalis (Spilomelinae) at Cook, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by drakes
Haloragis heterophylla (Variable raspwort) at Cook, ACT - 2 Feb 2022 by drakes
Epicyme rubropunctaria (Red-spotted Delicate) at Cook, ACT - 30 Jan 2022 by drakes
Cyperus sphaeroideus (Scented Sedge) at Cook, ACT - 30 Jan 2022 by drakes
Lythrum hyssopifolia (Small Loosestrife) at Cook, ACT - 30 Jan 2022 by drakes
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Cook, ACT - 25 Jan 2022 by drakes
Tragopogon porrifolius subsp. porrifolius (Salsify, Oyster Plant) at Cook, ACT - 18 Jan 2022 by drakes
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Cook, ACT - 18 Jan 2022 by drakes
Bombyliidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Bee fly) at Cook, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by drakes
Cyperus sanguinolentus (A Sedge) at Cook, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by drakes
Pinara cana (Neat Pinara) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by CathB
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Cook, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by Tammy
Anestia (genus) (A tiger moth) at Cook, ACT - 2 Jan 2022 by CathB
Chrysopidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Green lacewing) at Cook, ACT - 2 Jan 2022 by CathB
Cadmus (Brachycaulus) ferrugineus (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by CathB
Tetrigidae (family) (Pygmy grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 21 Dec 2021 by CathB
Tetrigidae (family) (Pygmy grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 21 Dec 2021 by CathB
Cadmus (Brachycaulus) ferrugineus (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 20 Dec 2021 by CathB
Phycitinae sp. (subfamily) (A snout moth) at Cook, ACT - 19 Dec 2021 by CathB
Tetrigidae (family) (Pygmy grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by CathB
Sphaerophoria macrogaster (Hover Fly) at Cook, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by CathB
Perginae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified pergine sawfly) at Cook, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by CathB
Cytaea severa (Severe Cytaea) at Cook, ACT - 2 Dec 2021 by CathB
Trifolium campestre (Hop Clover) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2021 by drakes
Sisyrinchium rosulatum (Scourweed) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2021 by drakes
Juncus sp. (A rush) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2021 by drakes
Drosera hookeri (Grassland Sundew, Pale Sundew) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2021 by drakes
Isotoma fluviatilis subsp. australis (Swamp Isotome) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2021 by drakes
Isolepis levynsiana (Tiny Flat-sedge) at Cook, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by CathB
Plebs bradleyi (Enamelled spider) at Cook, ACT - 25 Oct 2021 by CathB
Psychidae (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Cook, ACT - 22 Oct 2021 by CathB
Tetrigidae (family) (Pygmy grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 22 Oct 2021 by CathB
Isolepis sp. (Club-rush) at Cook, ACT - 22 Oct 2021 by CathB
Venatrix pictiventris (Four-spotted Huntress) at Cook, ACT - 11 Oct 2021 by tpreston
Bethylidae sp. (family) (Bethylid wasp) at Cook, ACT - 5 Oct 2021 by CathB
Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Cook, ACT - 4 Oct 2021 by drakes
Macrolepiota sp. at Cook, ACT - 15 Apr 2021 by CathB
Thalaina clara (Clara's Satin Moth) at Cook, ACT - 15 Apr 2021 by CathB
Perga dorsalis (Steel-blue sawfly, spitfire) at Cook, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by CathB
Coccinellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified lady beetle) at Cook, ACT - 9 Feb 2021 by CathB
Paropsisterna m-fuscum (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle) at Cook, ACT - 23 Jan 2021 by CathB
Paropsisterna decolorata (A Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 23 Jan 2021 by CathB
Lophyrotoma sp. (genus) (Sawfly) at Cook, ACT - 31 Dec 2020 by CathB
Psaltoda moerens (Redeye cicada) at Cook, ACT - 31 Dec 2020 by CathB
Comptosia apicalis (A bee fly) at Cook, ACT - 14 Dec 2020 by CathB
Geranium solanderi var. solanderi (Native Geranium) at Cook, ACT - 6 Dec 2020 by drakes
Bembidion sp. (genus) (Carab beetle) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2020 by CathB
Eleocharis atricha (Tuber Spikerush) at Cook, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by CathB
Stylidium despectum (Small Trigger Plant) at Cook, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by CathB
Pergagrapta bella (A sawfly) at Cook, ACT - 2 Nov 2020 by CathB
Linaria pelisseriana (Pelisser's Toadflax) at Cook, ACT - 14 Oct 2020 by drakes
Trogoderma froggatti (Dermestid beetle, Skin beetle) at Cook, ACT - 17 Sep 2020 by CathB
Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus (Twin Flower Beard-Heath) at Cook, ACT - 17 Sep 2020 by CathB
Pycnoporus coccineus (Scarlet Bracket) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jun 2020 by drakes
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Cook, ACT - 26 May 2020 by CathB
Zodariidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Ant spider or Spotted ground spider) at Cook, ACT - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Cook, ACT - 3 May 2020 by CathB
Gymnopilus junonius (Gymnopilus junonius) at Cook, ACT - 20 Apr 2020 by drakes
Noctuidae (family) (A cutworm or owlet moth) at Cook, ACT - 3 Apr 2020 by CathB
Pergagrapta polita (Sawfly) at Cook, ACT - 6 Mar 2020 by CathB
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Cook, ACT - 27 Feb 2020 by CathB
Meranoplus sp. (genus) (Shield Ant) at Cook, ACT - 17 Feb 2020 by CathB
Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Cook, ACT - 8 Dec 2019 by CathB
Lomandra filiformis subsp. coriacea (Wattle Matrush) at Cook, ACT - 30 Oct 2019 by CathB
Lophyrotoma analis (Sawfly, Ironbark Sawfly) at Cook, ACT - 2 Oct 2019 by CathB
Perunga ochracea (Perunga grasshopper, Cross-dressing Grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 29 Sep 2019 by CathB
Epopostruma sp. (genus) at Cook, ACT - 3 Jul 2019 by CathB
Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at Cook, ACT - 3 Jul 2019 by CathB
Cheilanthes sieberi (Rock fern) at Cook, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 by CathB
Einadia nutans subsp. nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Cook, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 by CathB
Endotricha pyrosalis (A Pyralid moth) at Cook, ACT - 27 Jan 2019 by CathB
Dicranolaius bellulus (Red and Blue Pollen Beetle) at Cook, ACT - 25 Jan 2019 by CathB
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jan 2019 by CathB
Poa labillardierei (Common Tussock Grass, River Tussock Grass) at Cook, ACT - 15 Jan 2019 by CathB
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Cook, ACT - 7 Jan 2019 by CathB
Hypoxis hygrometrica var. villosisepala (Golden Weather-grass) at Cook, ACT - 24 Dec 2018 by CathB
Isotoma fluviatilis subsp. australis (Swamp Isotome) at Cook, ACT - 22 Dec 2018 by CathB
Adelium pustulosum (Darkling beetle) at Cook, ACT - 19 Dec 2018 by CathB
Lomandra filiformis (Wattle Mat-rush) at Cook, ACT - 27 Nov 2018 by CathB
Geranium solanderi var. solanderi (Native Geranium) at Cook, ACT - 27 Nov 2018 by CathB
Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2018 by CathB
Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2018 by CathB
Dicranolaius villosus (Melyrid flower beetle) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2018 by CathB
Caesia calliantha (Blue Grass-lily) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2018 by CathB
Carex breviculmis (Short-Stem Sedge) at Cook, ACT - 16 Sep 2018 by CathB
Clania ignobilis (Faggot Case Moth) at Cook, ACT - 16 Sep 2018 by CathB
Mutillidae (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Cook, ACT - 12 Sep 2018 by CathB
Scopula rubraria (Plantain Moth) at Cook, ACT - 12 Sep 2018 by CathB
Bothriomutilla rugicollis (Mutillid wasp or 'Velvet ant') at Cook, ACT - 3 Apr 2018 by CathB
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Cook, ACT - 1 Apr 2018 by CathB
Clania ignobilis (Faggot Case Moth) at Cook, ACT - 26 Mar 2018 by CathB
Cullen microcephalum (Dusky Scurf-pea) at Cook, ACT - 5 Jan 2017 by NickiTaws

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 11 Jan 2022 08:01 AM Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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