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

 Ocrisiona leucocomis

 tiny ocrisioma lecocomis

White striped Ocrisiona. Ocrisiona leucocomis

The specimen above was photographed on the step at the front of the new apartment at Bateau Bay while the one below was photographed at Budgewoi. I may also have images of them on a smooth-barked eucalyptus tree. They are widely spread


The spider at the top of the page is under a cm in length while the lower one is a few mm. The ones on the bark were small, probably 5mm, and seemed to be wandering about in a hunting pattern. It was sunny and before midday. It was the top of a ridge with remnant coastal dry woodlands. Budgewoi is between two salt-water lagoons and near a beach while the apartment is regularly mown and not watered.

 Female Ocisiona leucocomis

The spider above is very small and probably a male while the one walking about on my hand is over a cm and probably a female