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

Tamopsis sp.

Two Tailed Spider Tamopsis brisbanensis

These two specimens were found ound on smooth-barked Eucalypts within a few hundred metres of one another at Bateau Bay. The top one appears to have the colouring for T.brisbanensis and was a daytime image. The lower image was taken at night and may be the nocturnal colouration or a different species

eggs on a knot in a tree