Two-spined Spider, Poecilopachys australasiae

A few friends have asked for an ID on these brilliantly coloured, pointy spiders which they’ve seen this week. An excuse to dig out photos of the Two-spined Spiders I’ve seen over the years..

Two-spined Spider, Poecilopachys australasiae
Up Close, she lives in one of our citrus trees at the moment
Two-spined Spider, Poecilopachys australasiae
Detail of the “two spines”
Two-spined Spider, Poecilopachys australasiae
Sheltering beneath privet foliage
Two-spined Spider, Poecilopachys australasiae
And resting among privet berries
Two-spined Spider, Poecilopachys australasiae
Mother with 2 egg cases
Two-spined Spider, Poecilopachys australasiae
Egg cases hatching

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