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Also known as the Horizontal Orb Spider and found throughout Australia. Usually building inclined or horizontal orb webs in moister forest areas on the wildlife refuge, sometimes close to water. These small 10mm  spiders have small fangs and are reluctant to bite. However bite symptoms may include mild local pain, swelling and nausea.

I.D. courtesy of  Ella Minton.  Interpretive Officer,  Australian Museum.

Further reading;  http://australianmuseum.net.au/Silver-Orb-Weaving-Spiders/

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