Backyard, Buderim, QLD, Australia.
Another view of a different spider, same species as the previous one.
Female Argiope ocyaloides.
Medium-sized spider with silver head and white body with coloured bands; silver and black legs held in pairs to make an X.
Diversity & Distribution
Common along coastal eastern Australia. Several similar species occur along the east coast with different species occurring in inland Queensland.
A small black species (Argiope ocyaloides) is often seen against the bark of burnt trees.
A number of minor bites resulting in mild local pain have been recorded.
Camera: Nikon D5000.
F Stop: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/60
Focal Length: 55mm
Max. Ap: 5