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

 Storosa obscura

Dark Storosa. Storosa obscura

These spiders appear to be mostly nocturnal. They are normally found running about in leaf litter and scrub and are very fast. This one was found in a community centre garden at Bateau Bay and is the only one I have ever seen


Although it is difficult to see from this one image the species is easy to identify because of the unique carapace