Backyard, Buderim, QLD, Australia. Another view of a different spider, same species as the previous one.
Argiope keyserlingi. 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. Bite A number of minor bites resulting in mild local pain have been recorded. Camera: Nikon D5000. F Stop: f/5.6 ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/60 Focal Length: 55mm Max. Ap: 5