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

 Turreted Wrap-around Spider

 upside-down cow-pat spider
interesting face
Dual-turreted Wrap-around Spider. Dolophones sp

Discovered at Budgewoi on the Central Coast of NSW this strange little spider is one of two representatives of Dolophones found here so far. Between 5 and 10mm in size D. turrigera seems to have the same behaviour as the better known D. conifera. Both are known as Wrap-around-spiders and can be found clinging to a twig during the day and making a web at night.


Thanks to Ron Atkinson for his efforts identifying this one and Robert Whyte for follow up and final notes