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
Pyramidal theridion.Theridion pyramidale.
They have a body length of a few mm and are normally found in crumpled webs in foliage. These ones were found along the back fence under some Eucalyptus trees and over a Viola hederacea patch.
The spider below has come up with the same answer to the need for a refuge as several other spiders on this fence (including the Redback) She built a small silken refuge with a bit of leaf or bark to act as a hard roof. The grey mass is her eggs and the other egg-like masses may be ant pupae or the eggs of parasites