Backyard Spiders. Budgewoi to Bateau Bay.
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Quick guide to common spiders
ARANEIDAE Orb Weavers
DESIDAE Intertidal Spiders
HERSILIIDAE Two-tailed Spiders
LAMPONIDAE White tails
LYCOSIDAE Wolf Spiders
OXYOPIDAE Lynx Spider
THOMISIDAE Crab spiders
ZORIDAE. Wandering Ghosts
The little female above was probably blown out of her tree by heavy winds. She was wandering about at the base of the tree. Her fluffy white palyps were being waved about in the same manner as those of an ant and was wandering quite slowly until she saw me moving. Then she raced into cover. The good eye sight in these spiders can be inconvenient.
Below is a male. He was forced from his hole in the wall of the garage by hot weather that saw the wall being cooked in full sunlight. At the same as he was driven out so was a Holoplatys which spent the time until the wall was shaded trying to get close to the O. jovialis. Both spiders share habitats and it appears the Jovial Jumping Spider is a regular at the Holoplatys dinner time.
Jovial Jumping Spider. Ocrisiona jovialis