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

 silver orb weaver male and female

 Leucage granulata

Silver Orb Weaving Spider. Leucage granulata?

Male (bottom) and female hanging below their web as they are normally found.

Very common spiders in both sampling areas at Budgewoi and Bateau Bay. Normally found among grasses or over potted plants where there is good moisture or dew. They seem to prefer dappled or part shade. Their webs do not hand as vertcal orbs like most of their kin but they hang almost horizontally or diagonally. In the picture below a male and female have built webs side by side and appear to hang in space