|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
Thomas Nelson (Australia) Limited, 2nd Edition 1977
Wildlife of Tropical North Queensland
Editors: Ryan, Michael, Burwell, Chris
Queensland Museum publication, 2000