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

Wrap-around Spider. Dolophones species

Wrap-around Spider

 Dolophones on Allocasuarina twig

At about 4mm this little Dolophones is quite small. It appears to have evolved to use the Allocasuarina as it's hunting ground. This one was found near the coast at Bateau Bay. The tree it was on was among heavily disturbed remnant dry coastal woodland on a ridge in a suburb.


They rest like this in the daytime and are said to make a web at night