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Spiders (Araneae)

Overview

When submitting sightings of spiders, these are some tips you might like to consider: 

 - photos from various angles is very much appreciated and is sometimes necessary for specific ID. Eg. front (eye arrangement, pedipalp colour), dorsal (above - general colouration, carapace and abdomen patterns), ventral (underneath - especially useful for some of the ground-dwelling families and orb-weaving families)

 - indicative photos and/or notes on the following also provides valuable information if/when such features are applicable and observed...

  • surroundings and location (eg. ground, leaf litter, hand rail, tree trunk)
  • web structure and silk use (eg. orb, messy & tangled, throwing silk)
  • breeding (eg. display, egg sac)
  • behaviour (eg. hunting, interaction, familiarity with people such as the threatening display of a huntsman or the friendly and curious jumping spiders that jump onto the camera lens)
  • notable, unique, exciting or strange observations (eg. spur-like protrusions from legs, camouflage, mimicry)

 - the size of the spider is measured as the body length. i.e. from the top of the cephalothorax to the bottom of the abdomen without including the legs.

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A good introduction:

http://www.ento.csiro.au/education/allies/araneae.html

All about Australian spiders:

http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=2409

11 species

Adoxotoma sp. (genus) (A jumping spider)

Adoxotoma sp. (genus)
Adoxotoma sp. (genus)
Adoxotoma sp. (genus)
Adoxotoma sp. (genus)
Adoxotoma sp. (genus)
Adoxotoma sp. (genus)

Allocosa palabunda (Palabunda wolf spider)

Allocosa palabunda
Allocosa palabunda
Allocosa palabunda
Allocosa palabunda
Allocosa palabunda
Allocosa palabunda

Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider)

Apricia jovialis Above
Apricia jovialis Side
Apricia jovialis Front
Apricia jovialis
Apricia jovialis
Apricia jovialis

Arachnura higginsi (Scorpion-tailed Spider)

Arachnura higginsi
Arachnura higginsi
Arachnura higginsi
Arachnura higginsi
Arachnura higginsi
Arachnura higginsi

Araneae sp. (order) (Unidentified spider)

Araneae sp. (order)
Araneae sp. (order)
Araneae sp. (order)
Araneae sp. (order)
Araneae sp. (order)
Araneae sp. (order)

Araneidae sp. (family) (Orb weaver)

Araneidae sp. (family)
Araneidae sp. (family)
Araneidae sp. (family)
Araneidae sp. (family)
Araneidae sp. (family)
Araneidae sp. (family)

Araneinae (subfamily) (Orb weaver)

Araneinae (subfamily)
Araneinae (subfamily)
Araneinae (subfamily)
Araneinae (subfamily)
Araneinae (subfamily)
Araneinae (subfamily)

Araneus albotriangulus (White-triangle orb weaver)

Araneus albotriangulus
Araneus albotriangulus
Araneus albotriangulus
Araneus albotriangulus
Araneus albotriangulus
Araneus albotriangulus

Araneus dimidiatus (Half Orb-weaver)

Araneus dimidiatus
Araneus dimidiatus
Araneus dimidiatus
Araneus dimidiatus
Araneus dimidiatus
Araneus dimidiatus

Araneus ginninderranus (Dondale's Orb-weaver)

Araneus ginninderranus
Araneus ginninderranus
Araneus ginninderranus
Araneus ginninderranus
Araneus ginninderranus
Araneus ginninderranus
11 sightings of 477 species in 10 locations from 27 members
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