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Austracanthra minax..Jewel Spider


By Pitta

Austracanthra minax..Jewel Spider (Austracanthra minax)

An interesting aside, This spider was the first spider collected by the crew of The Endeavour captained by LT James Cook when he arrived in australia in 1770 , Sir Joseph Banks had everyone out collecting specimens of flora and insects to name a few ,to take back to the motherland for further study

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Fascinating. I love coming to your page Pitta. Wonderful pictures of flora and fauna and also a lesson in history as well !! Thankyou :~)

18 Nov, 2009


Thanks Sue I thouight all the english members would be interested.

18 Nov, 2009


Too right ! I can't keep away, always coming to have a look at the goodies you put on here ! :~)

18 Nov, 2009


Just look at the colours on him.......But he does look menacing

18 Nov, 2009


Completely agree with Sue - I enjoy your pics - they are very unusual.

19 Nov, 2009


You are all so kind .but remember my Daughter/carer takes all the photo's

20 Nov, 2009


It's not just the photo's Pitta, it's all the information that you put on as well. It's wonderful to be able to learn so much about Oz from your pages :~))

20 Nov, 2009


Here, here, ditto Sue - nice to get info from another coutry on flowers & plants

20 Nov, 2009


And animals, reptiles and creepy crawlies !! lol :~)

20 Nov, 2009


Ooooooo - that's me told Sue ! of course & creepy crawlies x

20 Nov, 2009


LOL ! ;~))) x

20 Nov, 2009

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This photo is of species Austracanthra minax.

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