Orb-weaving Spider | Pt II...

Another colourful Garden Orb-weaving spider. You can see the first over here.

Did you know.... There are many hundreds of species of spiders in Australia which play a beneficial role in our environment by eating insect pests. Unfortunately an emphasis has been put on the fact that spiders are poisonous and we forget that very few spiders are actually harmful.

So impressive is their ability to catch insects that it is estimated that the weight of insects eaten annually by spiders outweighs the total weight of the entire human population. ~ www.agric.wa.gov.au/mites-spiders/common-neighbourhood-spiders