Yesterday’s red smear looked to me like a lava field on some distant planet. Zoom out, though, and we see this:
The redback spider is an Australian equivalent of our Northern hemisphere black widow. Both are in the widow genus, Latrodectus, and both build low, tangled webs near the ground. I could blather on about this fascinating spider, but I suspect you’d rather hear David Attenborough:
Anyway. 10 points go to Morgan Jackson for being the first to guess the species.