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
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.
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