Backyard Spiders. Budgewoi to Bateau Bay.

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This site was built with assistance from the following sites and people. We recommend them for further information and identification and thank their builders and owners for the excellent resources they have provided.

Dr. Ron Atkinson's. Find A Spider Guide. Robert Whyte and Dr. Greg Anderson's The Chew Brothers' Brisbane Insects.  

Ed Nieuwenhueys. Spiders of Australia. as well as Project Noah.


Quick guide to common spiders

Welcome to Stage one of the revised Weblight Studio, Backyard Spider, site.

The early website at this address was quite "soft" The data sampling was from one quarter acre block at Budgewoi and due to illness and other factors there have been only limited numbers of species on the site to date

The data is now collected from two geographic sampling areas which are close together on the Central Coast of New South Wales. The data from Budgewoi has been retained and extended with new data and images from Bateau Bay. A great number of new (to the site) species have been added as well as a Quick Guide to Common Spiders for anyone trying to find the identity of some spider in their garden.

This is not a complete guide to anything. These are the spiders found by one person working to add knowledge to the world. There is, for example, no reference to Funnel Web Spiders. At the time of publishing I have not come across one at either of the two sampling sites.

The basic site is now running and we hope to keep it growing as we find more specimens and get photographs. This is an amazing world and we never lose our delight at the creatures in it. Enjoy!

Oh, and let me know if you find a link that fails.

Dog Scat Ridge at Bateau Bay