Araneus sp. (genus)

Orb weaver at Aranda, ACT

Araneus sp. (genus) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Nov 2022
Araneus sp. (genus) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Nov 2022
Araneus sp. (genus) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Nov 2022
Araneus sp. (genus) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Nov 2022
Araneus sp. (genus) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Nov 2022
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Identification history

Araneus sp. (genus) 25 Nov 2022 EmmaCollins
Araneinae (subfamily) 25 Nov 2022 EmmaCollins
Araneidae (family) 22 Nov 2022 CathB
Araneinae (subfamily) 20 Nov 2022 CathB

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Tiny globular spider on grass stalk - less than 3 mm

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EmmaCollins wrote:
   25 Nov 2022
Another Araneus, possibly Araneus rotundulus, but hard to tell at this stage and without the individual.

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Rosa rubiginosa (Sweet Briar, Eglantine) at Aranda, ACT - 7 May 2024 by lbradley
Poranthera microphylla (Small Poranthera) at Aranda, ACT - 3 May 2024 by lbradley
Gompholobium huegelii (Pale Wedge Pea) at Aranda, ACT - 3 May 2024 by lbradley
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Aranda, ACT - 3 May 2024 by lbradley
Acacia baileyana (Cootamundra Wattle, Golden Mimosa) at Aranda, ACT - 21 Mar 2024 by lbradley
Melyridae (family) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Jan 2024 by CathB
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Point 3852 - 2 Jan 2024 by pixelnips
Orgyia anartoides (Painted Apple Moth) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Jan 2024 by pixelnips
Anthrax dolabratus (Bee fly) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Dec 2023 by CathB
Palaeosia bicosta (Two-ribbed Footman) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2023 by CathB
Lomandra filiformis subsp. filiformis (Wattle Matrush) at Aranda, ACT - 2 Nov 2023 by lbradley
Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Aranda, ACT - 25 Oct 2023 by lbradley
Gompholobium huegelii (Pale Wedge Pea) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Oct 2023 by lbradley
Porrostoma sp. (genus) (Lycid, Net-winged beetle) at Belconnen, ACT - 8 Oct 2023 by CathB
Ligustrum sinense (Narrow-leaf Privet, Chinese Privet) at Aranda, ACT - 6 Oct 2023 by lbradley
Sphenarches anisodactylus (Geranium Plume Moth) at Belconnen, ACT - 15 Sep 2023 by CathB
Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Aranda, ACT - 7 Aug 2023 by lbradley
Cassinia sifton (Sifton Bush, Chinese Shrub) at Aranda, ACT - 25 Jul 2023 by lbradley
Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Cook, ACT - 28 Dec 2022 by lbradley
Torbia viridissima (Gum Leaf Katydid) at Aranda, ACT - 21 Nov 2022 by CathB
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Aranda, ACT - 21 Nov 2022 by CathB
Tapeigaster argyrospila (Fungus fly) at Aranda, ACT - 21 Nov 2022 by CathB
Endotricha ignealis (A Pyralid moth (Endotrichinae)) at Aranda, ACT - 21 Nov 2022 by CathB
Saccharodite chrysonoe (Derbid planthopper) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Nov 2022 by CathB
Chaetophyes compacta (Tube spittlebug) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Nov 2022 by CathB
Philobota (genus) (Unidentified Philobota genus moths) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Nov 2022 by CathB
Aporocera (Aporocera) jocosa (Leaf beetle) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Nov 2022 by CathB
Calomela parilis (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 18 Oct 2022 by CathB
Sarothrocrepis civica (An arboreal 'ground' beetle) at Aranda, ACT - 21 Sep 2022 by CathB
Anthicinae (subfamily) (Ant-like flower beetles, ant-like beetles) at Aranda, ACT - 21 Sep 2022 by CathB
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Cook, ACT - 16 Aug 2022 by lbradley
Delena cancerides (Social huntsman spider) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by CathB
Fabriogenia sp. (genus) (Spider wasp) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by CathB
Trichophthalma nicholsoni (Nicholson's tangle-veined fly) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by CathB
Merimnetes oblongus (Radiata pine shoot weevil) at Aranda, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by CathB
Ocystola paulinella (A Concealer Moth) at Cook, ACT - 10 Oct 2021 by CathB
Gaudium multicaule (Teatree) at Holt, ACT - 6 Oct 2021 by drakes
Mollisa at Cook, ACT - 25 Aug 2021 by Heino1
Omphacomeria acerba (Leafless Sour-bush) at Holt, ACT - 10 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Holt, ACT - 20 May 2021 by Tammy
Laccocephalum at Holt, ACT - 12 Apr 2021 by Tammy
Aporocera (Aporocera) flaviventris (A case bearing leaf beetle) at Holt, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by CathB
Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Holt, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by CathB
Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Point 3852 - 11 Jan 2021 by CathB
Pauropsalta mneme (Alarm Clock Squawker) at Holt, ACT - 17 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord
Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Holt, ACT - 5 Dec 2020 by MattFox
Linaria pelisseriana (Pelisser's Toadflax) at Holt, ACT - 29 Oct 2020 by Goldtuft864
Lomandra longifolia (Spiny-headed Mat-rush, Honey Reed) at Holt, ACT - 26 Oct 2020 by Goldtuft864
Dianella revoluta var. revoluta (Black-Anther Flax Lily) at Holt, ACT - 26 Oct 2020 by Goldtuft864
Castiarina decemmaculata (Ten-spot Jewel Beetle) at Holt, ACT - 23 Oct 2020 by Harrisi
Pergidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Sawfly) at Holt, ACT - 21 Oct 2020 by Harrisi
Chalcididae (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at Holt, ACT - 13 Oct 2020 by CathB
Scopodes sp. (genus) (Predaceous ground beetle) at Holt, ACT - 6 Oct 2020 by CathB
Acacia vestita (Hairy Wattle) at Holt, ACT - 11 Sep 2020 by Kurt
Spilonota-group (A Tortricid moth) at Holt, ACT - 29 Aug 2020 by CathB
Tapinoma sp. (genus) (Dwarf Pedicel Ant) at Holt, ACT - 29 Aug 2020 by CathB
Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at Holt, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by Tammy
Pseudopenthes fenestrata (Window-winged bee fly) at Point 3852 - 18 Jan 2020 by CathB
Dicranolaius bellulus (Red and Blue Pollen Beetle) at Dunlop, ACT - 13 Jan 2020 by CathB
Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Dunlop, ACT - 13 Jan 2020 by CathB
Chrysomya sp. (genus) (A green/blue blowfly) at Dunlop, ACT - 13 Jan 2020 by CathB
Phyllotocus rufipennis (Nectar scarab) at Dunlop, ACT - 10 Nov 2019 by CathB
Cirphula pyrrhocnemis (Variable Cirphula) at Dunlop, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by CathB
Maratus scutulatus (A jumping spider) at Dunlop, ACT - 1 Dec 2018 by CathB
Simaethula sp. (genus) (A jumping spider) at Dunlop, ACT - 28 Nov 2018 by CathB
Australomisidia sp. (genus) (Flower spider) at Belconnen, ACT - 7 Sep 2018 by CathB
Euophryinae sp. (Mr Stripey) undescribed (Mr Stripey) at Belconnen, ACT - 5 Sep 2018 by CathB
Acacia vestita (Hairy Wattle) at Belconnen, ACT - 30 Jul 2018 by CathB
Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) at Point 3852 - 10 Feb 2018 by CathB
Campylopus (A moss) at Belconnen, ACT - 19 Aug 2017 by CathB
Chiloscyphus sp. at Belconnen, ACT - 19 Aug 2017 by CathB
Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Point 3852 - 13 Apr 2017 by CathB
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Belconnen, ACT - 23 Oct 2016 by JasonC
Mycetophilidae (family) (A fungus gnat) at Belconnen, ACT - 8 Aug 2016 by JasonC
Laccaria sp. (Laccaria) at Belconnen, ACT - 31 Jul 2016 by JasonC
Laccaria sp. (Laccaria) at Belconnen, ACT - 31 Jul 2016 by JasonC
Cortinarius austrovenetus (Green Skinhead) at Belconnen, ACT - 31 Jul 2016 by JasonC
Lichenomphalia chromacea (Yellow Navel) at Belconnen, ACT - 31 Jul 2016 by JasonC
Cladonia sp. (genus) (Cup Lichen) at Belconnen, ACT - 31 Jul 2016 by JasonC
Cortinarius archeri s.l. (Emperor Cortinar) at Belconnen, ACT - 31 Jul 2016 by JasonC
Pyronema sp. (A fire fungus) at Belconnen, ACT - 14 Mar 2016 by CathB
Rytidosperma pallidum (Red-anther Wallaby Grass) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Nov 2015 by MattM
Glycine clandestina (Twining Glycine) at Belconnen, ACT - 4 Oct 2015 by JasonC
Hibbertia calycina (Lesser Guinea-flower) at Dunlop, ACT - 5 Sep 2015 by JasonC
Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus (Twin Flower Beard-Heath) at Belconnen, ACT - 5 Sep 2015 by JasonC
Cymbonotus sp. (preissianus or lawsonianus) (Bears Ears) at Belconnen, ACT - 5 Sep 2015 by JasonC
Missulena occatoria (Red-headed Mouse Spider) at Point 3852 - 20 May 2015 by CathB

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  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 16 Nov 2022 03:43 PM Recorded on
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  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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