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

 Runcina acuminata eats a Leucage granulata

 runcina acuminata

Pointy Runcinia Spider. Runcinia acuminata

The spider was hunting on the stems of grass in a dry coastal remnant woodland. A breeze shifted the web of a Silver Orb Weaver so that it stuck and the spider was dislodged. The R. acuminata grabbed the orb weaver which went from predator to prey. I have only ever seen this specimen of this species.