St Andrew;s Cross Spiders are named for their bright web decorations – zig-zag ribbons of bluish-white silk that form a full or partial cross through the centre of the orb web. Females have a silvery carapace and a silver, yellow, red and black banded upper abdomen with two longitudinal yellow stripes below. The spider sits with the legs in pairs. The brown and cream coloured males are smaller than females.
Females 10mm – 16mm, Males 3mm – 4mm
This spider is found in eastern Australia in habitats ranging from rainforest margins to open forest and heathland (Qld, NSW, Vic)
Information obtained from Australian Museum