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

Salticids. Jumping Spiders

Salticids have some of the best vision among all invertebrates. Their eyes are among the important identifying features. They normally move slowly and cautiously but are capable of sudden bursts of speed and many can make long jumps. The description of Salticid on Wikipedia is excellent. Members of this family can be found living on window ledges and walls and in gardens. They wander in and out of the apartment hunting all the bugs that flow in past the crooked insect screens 

 Yellow Opisthoncus