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Austracantha minax
(Jewel Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Austracantha minax, commonly known as Jewel Spider, belongs to the genus Austracantha, in the family Araneidae. Austracantha minax spiders have been sighted 2 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Austracantha minax includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Austracantha minax is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of February.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Araneidae
  • Genus: Austracantha
  • Species: Austracantha minax

Other Common Names

Jewel Spider


(Thorell, 1859)

Primary Colors

Sightings Overview

There have been 2 confirmed sightings of Austracantha minax (Jewel Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on January 31, 2020 by Spider ID member banksiaman. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 2 sightings because of certain Austracantha minax sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 100% of the time, Austracantha minax spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 2)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Austracantha minax has been sighted 2 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Low foliage (2).

Location and Range

Austracantha minax (Jewel Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: Australia.


Austracantha minax has been primarily sighted during the month of February.

  • January: 1
  • February: 1
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Additional Remarks

Type species.

Featured Pictures

Picture of Austracantha minax (Jewel Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Egg sacs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Austracantha minax (Jewel Spider) - Ventral Enlarge Picture
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