Argiope keyserlingi - St Andrew's Cross Spider  


These spiders get their name from the cross placed in their web (stabilamentum). The male is smaller and brown.

The bite can cause mild local pain.




A Guide to Australian Spiders

Clyne, Densey

Thomas Nelson (Australia) Limited, 2nd Edition 1977


Wildlife of Tropical North Queensland

Editors: Ryan, Michael, Burwell, Chris

Queensland Museum publication, 2000