Australian Spiders and their Faces

Australian Spiders and their Faces

See also: Australian Spider Quiz NEW

This page shows some spiders that can be found in the Sydney and Blue Mountains and other regions of Australia. Click on the pictures to show more information about each of the different spiders.

This section of the site is quite new and I will add more spiders as I get around to it, and add more information about the spiders that are there already.

Note that nearly all the photos I've taken (so far anyway) are of dead spiders, and their colour often becomes lighter (less black) after they have been dead for a while.

Nearly all the photos so far were taken in Sydney at the Australian Museum Spiders Exhibition, using a Nikon D700 camera with a Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD lens.

NEW: Now there are face photos of most of the spiders, except the really small spiders.

NOTE: The spiders are listed in order of size, from smallest to largest.

Micropholcomma
Micropholcomma Sp.

Size: Male body 1.5 mm, Female body 0. 8mm

Micropholcomma - Micropholcomma Sp.

Ground Orb-Weaving Spider
Anapid Family, genus and species unknown

Size: Body size 0.5 to 2.25 mm

Ground Orb-Weaving Spider - Anapid Family, genus and species unknown

Money Spider
Various

Size: Body 1-6 mm

Money Spider - Various

Flower Spider NEW
Australomisidia cruentata (previously Diaea cruentata).

Size: Male body 3 mm, female body 5 mm

Flower Spider - Australomisidia cruentata (previously Diaea cruentata).

Peacock Spider NEW
Maratus volans

Size: Male and female up to 5 mm body length

Peacock Spider - Maratus volans

Pirate Spider
Australomimetus maculosus

Size: 4-8 mm body length

Pirate Spider - Australomimetus maculosus

Leaf-Curling Spider NEW
Phonognatha graeffei

Size: Male body size 5 to 6 mm, female body size 8 to 12 mm

Leaf-Curling Spider - Phonognatha graeffei

Australian Bronze Jumping Spider
Helpis minitabunda

Size: Body 11-12 mm

Australian Bronze Jumping Spider - Helpis minitabunda

Redback Spider
Latrodectus hasseltii

Size: Male body 3 mm, female body 10 mm

Dangerously venomous Dangerously venomous

Redback Spider - Latrodectus hasseltii

Black House Spider NEW
Badumna insignis

Size: Female body up to 18 mm with a 30 mm legspan

Black House Spider - Badumna insignis

White Tailed Spider
Lampona murina

Size: Body up to 18 mm, leg span up to 28 mm.

White Tailed Spider - Lampona murina

St Andrew's Cross Spider
Argiope keyserlingi

Size: Male body 6 mm, female body to 20 mm

St Andrew's Cross Spider - Argiope keyserlingi

Tent Orb-Weaving Spider
Cyrtophora moluccensis

Size: Male body 11 mm, female body 18 mm.

Tent Orb-Weaving Spider - Cyrtophora moluccensis

Daddy Long Legs Spider NEW
Pholcidae family

Size: Body 2-10 mm in length with legs up to 50 mm

Daddy Long Legs Spider - Pholcidae family

Eastern Mouse Spider NEW
Missulena bradleyi

Size: Male body 14 mm, Female body 20 mm

Dangerously venomous Dangerously venomous

Eastern Mouse Spider - Missulena bradleyi

Garden Orb-Weaving Spider
Eriophora transmarina

Size: Male 18 mm body, female 25 mm body

Garden Orb-Weaving Spider - Eriophora transmarina

Wolf Spider
Allocosa obscuroides

Size: Body 15-18 mm

Wolf Spider - Allocosa obscuroides

Brush-Footed Trapdoor Spider
Maybe Idiommata Sp.

Size: Body 10-35 mm

Brush-Footed Trapdoor Spider - Maybe Idiommata Sp.

Huntsman Spider
Isopeda sp.

Size: Male body 14-18 mm, Female 21-23 mm

Huntsman Spider - Isopeda sp.

Brown Trapdoor Spider
Misgolas

Size: Male body 20 mm, female body 35 mm.

Brown Trapdoor Spider - Misgolas

Eastern Golden Orb-Weaving Spider
Nephila plumipes

Size: Male 5 mm, female 35 mm

Eastern Golden Orb-Weaving Spider - Nephila plumipes

Tiger Huntsman Spider
Typostola Sp. or possibly Beregama Sp.

Size: I didn't measure it and it doesn't seem to have any official info. About 30mm body? It was quite large.

Tiger Huntsman Spider - Typostola Sp. or possibly Beregama Sp.

Sydney Funnel Web Spider
Atrax robustus

Size: Body 10-50 mm

Dangerously venomous Dangerously venomous

Sydney Funnel Web Spider - Atrax robustus

Giant Water Spider NEW
Megadolomedes australianus

Size: Male body 10 mm, Female body 30 mm. Leg span up to 180 mm (18 cm).

Giant Water Spider - Megadolomedes australianus

Eastern Tarantula NEW
Phlogius crassipes

Size: Male body length up to 70 mm, Female body length up to 90 mm. Legspan up to 220 mm (22 cm).

Eastern Tarantula - Phlogius crassipes

See Also

Australian Mammals
Australian Fish
Australian Birds
Australian Reptiles

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