Spider (Araneae) species

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Overview

Tips for submitting spider sightings: 

Photos from various angles are sometimes necessary for specific ID.

  • front (eye arrangement, pedipalp colour)
  • dorsal (above - general colouration, carapace and abdomen patterns)
  • ventral (underneath - especially useful for some of the ground-dwelling families and orb-weaving families)
  • side (further details for general shape, abdomen patterns and eye configuration)
  • back (further details for abdomen pattern).

Comments or photos on the following also provides valuable information if/when such features are applicable and observed...

  • surroundings and location (eg. ground, leaf litter, hand rail, tree trunk)
  • web structure and silk use (eg. orb, messy & tangled, throwing silk)
  • breeding (eg. display, egg sac)
  • behaviour (eg. hunting, interaction, familiarity with people such as the threatening display of a huntsman or the friendly and curious jumping spiders that jump onto the camera lens)
  • notable, unique, exciting or strange observations (eg. spur-like protrusions from legs, camouflage, mimicry)

Please note that the size of the spider is measured by body length.

  • body size is from the top of the cephalothorax (head) to the tip of the abdomen without including the legs.

(Updated: October, 2022. Please feel free to message a spider moderator if you have any queries or suggestions for improvement)

Resources

  • Field guide: A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia authored by Robert Whyte & Greg Anderson

13 species

Arbanitis sp. (genus) (A spiny trapdoor spider)

Arbanitis sp. (genus)
Arbanitis sp. (genus)
Arbanitis sp. (genus)

Argiope sp. (genus) (A St. Andrew's cross spider)

Argiope sp. (genus)
Argiope sp. (genus)
Argiope sp. (genus)

Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider)

Euryopis sp. (genus)
Euryopis sp. (genus)
Euryopis sp. (genus)

Heteropoda jugulans (Brown Huntsman Spider)

Heteropoda jugulans
Heteropoda jugulans
Heteropoda jugulans

Holconia immanis (Grey Huntsman)

Holconia immanis
Holconia immanis
Holconia immanis

Isopeda sp. (genus) (Huntsman Spider)

Isopeda sp. (genus)
Isopeda sp. (genus)
Isopeda sp. (genus)

Miturgidae (family) (False wolf spider)

Miturgidae (family)
Miturgidae (family)
Miturgidae (family)

Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider)

Tamopsis sp. (genus)
Tamopsis sp. (genus)
Tamopsis sp. (genus)
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