A common spider in coastal bushland. It hides in a curled leaf with the tips of its legs showing, similar to Phonognatha graeffei. Araneus dimidiatus twists its leaf tighter and is hairier than Phonognatha graeffei. Body length: female 9 mm, male about 4 mm. The web is an incomplete circle, open at the top. A curled up dry leaf is suspended by supporting threads.
Female, face on, oblique view
Male, face on
Male and female together
These spiders are unusual in that the male and female happily shack up together.