Did I mention that my rabbits also live outside my bedroom window? I have to walk under this spider to feed them. Naturally, I have adopted her as a pet and have taken to catching moths and flinging them into the web at night, but I have not yet seen her move more than a small twitch. It seems she waits until I leave before eating my humble offerings.
I've been calling her an Orb spider, but I don't know if this is true or not. The webs are usually about 3 metres across and hang from three main strands. The strands look to be about 2mm thick. This photo was taken in Donnybrook, Western Australia. If anyone knows the species, I would appreciate it.
I never want this rather scary looking lady to come into contact with my face.