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

Green Huntsman. Neosparassus species

This small green huntsman spans about two centimetre cross the legs. This is a nocturnal spider and can be seen hunting at night. The image is made by placing a small sheet of white card behind the leaf the spider is standing on so it is disturbed as little as possible. It was found in some of the remnant dry coastal woodland found on ridges among the suburbs of the coast