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

 Blue Bush Orb Weaver female
Blue Bush Orb Weaver female

Blue Bush Orb Weaver. Araneus psittacinus

The original identification called this spider Araneus circulissparsus but it is now changed due to research and notes provided by Robert Whyte of The identification A. psitticanus is based on a group identity of several similar spiders which may be closely related enough to form a species group. Thanks to the pages of Find  a Spider from Dr Ron Atkinson for the original identification.


Another spider found beneath the Mulberry Tree in the back corner of the yard at Budgewoi.