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

I cannot remember the size of this little orb weaver. It appeared in the back area of the yard at Budgewoi in May 2010. It made a stabilimentum similar to one of the Saint Andrew's Coss spiders although ony half of the cross. It sat in the web during the day but while I was photographing it ran to what may have been a refuge beside the web on twig