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

36 species

Arachnura higginsi (Scorpion-tailed Spider)

Arachnura higginsi
Arachnura higginsi
Arachnura higginsi

Araneus hamiltoni (Hamilton's Orb Weaver)

Araneus hamiltoni
Araneus hamiltoni
Araneus hamiltoni

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

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

Argiope keyserlingi (St Andrew's Cross Spider)

Argiope keyserlingi
Argiope keyserlingi
Argiope keyserlingi

Arkys lancearius (Triangular Spider)

Arkys lancearius
Arkys lancearius
Arkys lancearius

Asianopis subrufa (Rufous net-casting spider)

Asianopis subrufa
Asianopis subrufa
Asianopis subrufa

Atrax sp. (genus) (Funnel-web spider)

Atrax sp. (genus)
Atrax sp. (genus)
Atrax sp. (genus)

Clubiona sp. (genus) (Unidentified Stout Sac Spider)

Clubiona sp. (genus)
Clubiona sp. (genus)
Clubiona sp. (genus)

Delena cancerides (Social huntsman spider)

Delena cancerides
Delena cancerides
Delena cancerides

Dolomedes sp. (genus) (Fishing spider)

Dolomedes sp. (genus)
Dolomedes sp. (genus)
Dolomedes sp. (genus)

Holconia insignis (Branded huntsman)

Holconia insignis
Holconia insignis
Holconia insignis

Isopeda sp. (genus) (Huntsman Spider)

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

Isopeda villosa (Brown Huntsman Spider)

Isopeda villosa
Isopeda villosa
Isopeda villosa

Lehtinelagia prasina (Leek-green flower spider)

Lehtinelagia prasina
Lehtinelagia prasina
Lehtinelagia prasina

Maratus griseus (Jumping spider)

Maratus griseus
Maratus griseus
Maratus griseus

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