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

 Opisthoncus mordax

 Opisthoncus mordax

This specimen was spotted walking along the rain gutter of the old garage at Budgewoi. It is the only one I have seen and I know very little about them except that they are forwards (aggressive?) and quite large for a jumping spider.

Biting Jumping Spider. Opisthoncus mordax