Nocturnal. Female Garden Orb-weavers live about twelve months. Eggs are laid late summer-autumn and the female usually dies by early winter. The egg case is a fluffy silken cocoon attached to foliage. The spiderlings hatch and disperse during autumn to build their own tiny orb webs among vegetation. During spring the spiderlings develop more quickly and mature during summer.
Slightly furry-looking bodies and legs. Vertical, wheel-shaped, sticky webs are built in openings between trees and shrubs where insects are likely to fly.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Spiderlings disperse by ballooning (floating on the breeze using small silk strands as balloons).
Carnivore. Common prey are flying insects including flies, beetles and bugs. The spider is eaten by birds such as honeyeaters.
During the day the spider rests on foliage near its web, with its legs held under its body. It usually builds its web in the evenings and rests head-down in the centre of the web, waiting for prey. The web may be dismantled at dawn.
Native to Australia