Backobourkia sp. (genus)

An orb weaver at Acton, ACT

Backobourkia sp. (genus) at Acton, ACT - 20 Mar 2022
Backobourkia sp. (genus) at Acton, ACT - 20 Mar 2022
Backobourkia sp. (genus) at Acton, ACT - 20 Mar 2022
Backobourkia sp. (genus) at Acton, ACT - 20 Mar 2022
Backobourkia sp. (genus) at Acton, ACT - 20 Mar 2022
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Backobourkia sp. (genus) 21 Mar 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Backobourkia sp. (genus) 21 Mar 2022 TimL

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A follow up to sighting 4428500. The spider was found hanging dead within its web with what appeared to be a hardened, sap-like material covering its head end. Unsure what has happened here as there were no obvious sap producing bushes directly above the spider's location and there wasn't any obvious physical damage to the spider.

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 20 Mar 2022 12:16 PM Recorded on
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  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size

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