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
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