Trichonephila edulis
(Australian Golden Orb-weaver)

Picture ID 193548

Picture of Trichonephila edulis (Australian Golden Orb-weaver) - Male,Female - Webs

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Taken in West Brisbane, QLD. Large web suspended above the ground. Abdomen roughly 15mm in length

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Nod

Not sure but they could be male and female Australian golden orb weavers
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/904337-Trichonephila-edulis

TangledWeb

Rkruse, Nice photo! The gold-colored silk is visible in the web. I think this is a species where the females allow the males they mated with to live with them in their webs. The huge one is the female. The tiny one casually perched on her posterior is an adult male. He’s not in the correct spot on her body o mate and she hasn’t eaten him, so she is permitting this. There are also prey in the web. She might use them to make decoys. If you scroll down to other submitted photos you can see other females with… Read more »

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