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SAINT ANDREWS CROSS SPIDER (Argiope keyserlingi)
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St Andrews Cross spider

Not all that common on Lord Howe Island, this spider gets its name from the silky ornament it constructs in the centre of its web. The web is usually located in low shrubs, and catches a range of bugs, flies, moths and bees for the spider. The females can be up to 16mm long, the males much smaller at just 4mm long.

 
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