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

 supunna picta on a bromeliad
painted swift spider

 supunna picta on old paint

Small (under 1 cm) highly active spider. They are normally found running amidst the leaf litter and sand of a wood. The ones we saw were running through the grass or across the venetian blinds in the house or among the Bromeliads by the garage. They are difficult to photograph as they move quickly and constantly. These bite if annoyed and the one person we know of who tested the theory had localised pain and dizziness although the latter may have been shock

Painted Swift Spider. Supunna picta