It has distinctive yellow and black markings on the abdomen and a mostly white cephalothorax. The species was first described by hippolyte lucas in 1833.
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.
Garden yellow spider australia. Area of distribution australia wide. The st andrews cross spider usually sits upside down in the middle of it s web forming a cross as illustrated. They eat other spiders including daddy long legs redbacks and black house spiders and as such are most active at night when their prey is out hunting.
They have three tone legs which are usually reddish brown or orange at the base and black at the tips with whitish beige bands above and below one or more of the joints. Yellow garden spider characteristics description. Featured are the sydney funnel web spider red back spider wolf spider white tail spider black house spider huntsman spider daddy long legs spider yellow sac spider golden orb weaver spider harvestman jumping spider australian tarantula spider recluse spider and other spiders with notes to aid in identification.
Yellow garden spider benefits this one is a highly useful little buddy to keep around since they re veritable arachnoid ninjas. Females have a silvery carapace and a silver yellow red and black banded upper abdomen with two longitudinal yellow stripes below. Commonly found underneath bark rocks leaf litter and logs in the bush and around the home and garden.
Females sport black topped abdomens with symmetrical stripes and patches of bright yellow. They ll attack and eat virtually anything that moves such as wasps mosquitoes butterflies aphids gnats and so many more. It is common to the contiguous united states hawaii southern canada mexico and central america.
The australian garden orb weaver spider eriophora transmarina is a very common species of spider with many variants in size shape and colour across the coastal regions of australia. Spider identification adult 5 to 15 mm in body length abdomen striped yellow and brown as illustrated. The spider sits with the legs in pairs.
The spider species argiope aurantia is commonly known as the yellow garden spider black and yellow garden spider golden garden spider writing spider zigzag spider zipper spider corn spider steeler spider or mckinley spider.