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

White-banded House Jumper. Hypoblemum albovitatum

 white banded jumpind spider

 female hypoblemum on the curtains

 luxury resort for a hypoblemum

These little jumpers are very common throughout Bateau Bay Homes. They are around half a centimetre in size ans wander across their landscape (ofyen our kitchens, floors, steps and rock gardens) in short bursts and hops. They can see a long way for such a tiny creature. In the yard at Budgewoi this species seems to haven been replaced with the very similar Lycidas sp


These all appear to be females. The image at the bottom is an amazing little refuge in the bricks. There is no way to know if it was built by spiders or wasps or what else. but the spider has a luxury home this time