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Araneidae Orb-web weaving spiders

Arachnura higginsi Arachnura higginsi Arachnura higginsi Araneus_psittacinus
Arachnura higginsi Arachnura higginsi Arachnura higginsi Araneus psittacinus
Araneus cyphoxis Araneus cyphoxis Backobourkia heroine Araneus brisbanae
Araneus cyphoxis Araneus cyphoxis Backobourkia heroine Araneus brisbanae
Araneus acuminatus Araneus acuminatus Araneus arenaceus Araneus albotriangulus
Araneus acuminatus male Araneus acuminatus female Araneus arenaceus Araneus albotriangulus
Araneus praesignis female Arkys alatus Arkys cornutus Arkys lancearius
Araneus praesignis Arkys alatus Arkys cornutus Arkys lancearius
Araneus talipedatus  Celaenia calotoides
Araneus talipedatus Araneus ZZ430 Celaenia calotoides Celaenia excavata
Araneus circulissparsus Araneus rotundulus Araneidae ZZ313
Araneus dimidiatus Araneus circulissparsus Araneus rotundulus Araneidae ZZ313
Astracantha minax Astracantha minax Astracantha fornicata Gasteracantha westringi
Astracantha minax Astracantha minax Gasteracantha fornicata / vittata Gasteracantha westringi
Gasteracantha sacerdotalis    Gasteracantha quadrispinosa  Arkys alatus 
Gasteracantha sacerdotalis  Gasteracantha ZZ643  Gasteracantha quadrispinosa  Arkys alatus
Arkys curtulus  Arkys furcatus  Arkys lancearius   
Arkys curtulus  Arkys furcatus  Arkys lancearius   
Arkys cornutus Arkys clavatus Argiope lugubris
Arkys cornutus Arkys ZZ293 Arkys clavatus Argiope lugubris
Argiope extensa  Argiope picta Argiope picta
Argiope extensa Argiope picta Argiope picta Argiope radon
Argiope protensa Argiope syrmatica Argiope trifasciata
Argiope protensa Argiope syrmatica Argiope syrmatica Argiope trifasciata
Argiope trifasciata Argiope ZZ307 Argiope ZZ321 Argiope ocyaloides
Argiope ocyaloides
Argiope radon Argiope keyserlingi male Argiope ocyaloides Argiope keyserlingi
Argiope syrmatica Argiope ZZ396 Argiope ZZ077
Argiope picta Argiope syrmatica Argiope ZZ396 Argiope ZZ077
Cyclosa ZZ084 Cyclosa ZZ085 Cyclosa ZZ086
Cyclosa ZZ084 Cyclosa ZZ085 Cyclosa ZZ086 Cyclosa tribolata
Dolophones conifera
Dolophones ZZ366 Dolophones ZZ423 Dolophones ZZ363 Dolophones conifera
Eriophora transmarina Eriophora transmarina Eriophora transmarina Eriophora transmarina
 
  Eriophora ZZ368 Eriophora transmarina?

Backobourkia ZZ449

Araneus ZZ114
Eriophora ZZ114 Eriophora ZZ267 Eriophora ZZ137 Eriophora ZZ196
Eriophora ZZ068 Eriophora ZZ076 Eriophora ZZ087 Eriophora ZZ088
Eriophora ZZ068 Eriophora ZZ076 Eriophora ZZ087 Eriophora ZZ088
Eriophora ZZ088 Eriophora ZZ089 Eriophora ZZ097 Eriophora ZZ091
Eriophora ZZ088 Eriophora ZZ089 Eriophora ZZ097 Eriophora ZZ091
Eriophora ZZ095 Eriophora ZZ096 Eriophora ZZ090
Eriophora ZZ094 Eriophora ZZ095 Eriophora ZZ096 Eriophora ZZ090
Eriophora ZZ098 Eriophora ZZ099 Eriophora ZZ100 Araneus ZZ137
Eriophora ZZ098 Eriophora ZZ099 Eriophora ZZ100 Eriophora ZZ137
Araneus ZZ135 male Araneus ZZ135 female
Eriophora ZZ328 Eriophora ZZ367 Eriophora ZZ135 male Eriophora ZZ135 female
Leucage dromedaria Leucage granulata Leucage dromedaria
Eriophora ZZ443 Leucage dromedaria Leucage granulata Leucage dromedaria
Larinia phthisica Larinia ZZ268 Cyrtarachne ZZ069
Larinia phthisica Larinia ZZ268

Cyrtarachne ZZ069

Ordgarius magnificus
Bolas spider
Phonognatha graeffei Phonognatha graeffei Phonognatha graeffei
Phonognatha graeffei Phonognatha graeffei Phonognatha graeffei Poecilopachys australasia

Cyrtophora Tent-web spiders

Cyrtophora mollucensis Cyrtophora mollucensis Cyrtophora ZZ078
Cyrtophora mollucensis Cyrtophora mollucensis Cyrtophora mollucensis Cyrtophora exanthematica
 
Cyrtophora ZZ314 Cyrtophora ZZ075   Cyrtophora exanthematica

Clubionidae, Gnaphosidae, Corinnidae Sac spiders

Battalus spinipes Clubiona ZZ555 Clubiona ZZ554 Clubiona ZZ558
Battalus spinipes Clubiona ZZ555 Clubiona ZZ554 Clubiona ZZ558
Clubiona ZZ143 Clubiona ZZ395 Clubiona robusta Clubiona modesta
Clubiona ZZ143 Clubiona ZZ395 Clubiona robusta Clubiona modesta
Clubiona ZZ340 Sunpunna picta Supunna albopunctum Supunna ZZ347
Clubiona ZZ340 Sunpunna picta Supunna ZZ347 Supunna albopunctum

Deinopidae Ogre-faced spiders

Deinopsis subrufa Deinopsis subrufa Deinopsis subrufa  
Deinopsis subrufa Deinopsis subrufa female Deinopsis subrufa male  
  Avella ZZ626 Avella despiciens Avella angulata
  Avella ZZ626 Avella despiciens Avella angulata

Desidae Long-jawed intertidal spiders or lace-web spiders

Bandumna ZZ290 Bandumna insignis Badumna longinqua Badumna longinqua
Bandumna ZZ290 Bandumna insignis Badumna longinqua Badumna longinqua
Badumna ZZ348 Phryganoporus nigrinus Phryganoporus canididus Phryganoporus canididus
Badumna ZZ348 Phryganoporus nigrinus Phryganoporus canididus Phryganoporus canididus
Desis ZZ301      
Desis ZZ301      

Dysderidae Long-fanged six-eyed spiders or cell spiders

Dysdera crocota Dysdera crocota
Dysdera crocota female   Dysdera crocota male  

Hersiliidae Long-spinnered bark or two-tailed spiders

Tamopsis ZZ415 Tamopsis ZZ417 Tamopsis ZZ416 Tamopsis brisbanensis
Tamopsis ZZ415 Tamopsis ZZ417 Tamopsis ZZ416 Tamopsis brisbanensis

Heteropodidae Huntsman

Delena cancarides Isopedella flavida Heteropoda jugulans Pediana regina
Delena cancarides Isopedella flavida Heteropoda jugulans Pediana regina
Neosparassus ZZ154 Neosparassus salacius Neosparassus ZZ278 Neosparassus ZZ280
Neosparassus ZZ154 Neosparassus salacius Neosparassus ZZ278 Neosparassus ZZ280
Huntsman ZZ147 Huntsman ZZ281 Holconia immanis Isopeda vasta
Huntsman ZZ147 Huntsman ZZ281 Holconia immanis Isopeda vasta

Selenopidae Wall crab spider

Selenops australiensis      
Selenops australiensis      

Lamponidae White-tailed spiders

Lampona cylindrata Lampona murina Lampona ZZ528  
Lampona cylindrata Lampona murina Lampona ZZ528  

Lycosidae Wolf spiders

Artoria mckayi Artoriopsis expolita Hoggicosa bicolor Hoggicosa castanea
Artoria mckayi Artoriopsis expolita Hoggicosa bicolor Hoggicosa castanea
Lycosa godeffroyi Lycosa musgravei Lycosa pictiventris Tetralycosa oraria
Lycosa godeffroyi Lycosa musgravei Lycosa pictiventris Tetralycosa oraria
Venator immansueta Venonia micarioides Lycosa furcillata
Venator immansueta Venonia micarioides Arctosa ZZ41 Lycosa furcillata
Lycosa ZZ142 Lycosa ZZ145 Lycosa ZZ160
Lycosid ZZ142 Lycosid ZZ145 Lycosid ZZ160 Lycosid ZZ160
Lycosid ZZ270 Lycosid ZZ336 Lycosid ZZ515 Lycosid ZZ550
Lycosa ZZ130  
Lycosid ZZ448 Lycosid ZZ142 Lycosa ZZ130  

Mygalomorphae Primitive spiders

Atrax robustus Bymainiella lugubris Bymainiella ZZ109 Hadronyche versuta
Atrax robustus
Sydney funnel web
Aname? ZZ338 Stanwellia ? ZZ339 Hadronyche versuta
Blue mountains funnel web
Misgolas rapax Missulena occatoria Missulena occatoria Missulena crassipes
Misgolas rapax
Sydney brown trap door
Missulena occatoria
Mouse spider
Missulena occatoria
Mouse spider
Selenocosmia crassipes
Idiosoma nigrum Aname ZZ421 Euoplos ZZ570 Namirea planipes
Idiommata scintillans      
Idiommata scintillans      

Miturgidae Prowling

Cheiracanthium ZZ596 Cheiracanthium gilvum female Cheiracanthium gilvum male Cheiracanthium ZZ471
Cheiracanthium ZZ596 Cheiracanthium gilvum female Cheiracanthium gilvum male Cheiracanthium ZZ471
Cheiracanthium gracile female Cheiracanthium gracile male Cheiracanthium gilvum Cheiracanthium ZZ471
Cheiracanthium gracile female Cheiracanthium gracile male Cheiracanthium gilvum Cheiracanthium ZZ471
Miturga lineata Miturga ZZ013 Miturga ZZ344 Miturga ZZ345
Miturga lineata Miturga ZZ013 Miturga_ZZ344 Miturga_ZZ345

Nephilidae Golden orb weavers

Nephila edulis Nephila edulis Nephila plumipes Nephila pilipes
Nephila edulis male Nephila edulis Nephila plumipes Nephila pilipes

Nicodamidae Red and black spider

     
Nicodamus peregrinus bicolor      

Oxyopidae Lynx spiders

Oxyopes variabilis Oxyopes variabilis Oxyopes elegans Oxyopes quadrifasciatus
Oxyopes variabilis Oxyopes variabilis Oxyopes elegans Oxyopes quadrifasciatus
Oxyopes rubicundus Oxyopes ZZ155 Oxyopes ZZ103 Oxyopes ZZ105
Oxyopes rubicundus Oxyopes ZZ155 Oxyopes ZZ103 Oxyopes ZZ102
Oxyopes ZZ153 Oxyopes ZZ106 Oxyopes ZZ107 Oxyopes ZZ104
Oxyopes ZZ153 Oxyopes ZZ106 Oxyopes ZZ107 Oxyopes ZZ104

Philodromidae Small huntsman or running crab spiders

  Tibellus tenellus    
  Tibellus tenellus    

Pholcidae Daddy-longlegs, vibrating or cellar spiders

Pholcus_ZZ192 pholcus phalangoides Pholcus ZZ193 Pholcus ZZ195
Smeringopus pallidus Pholcus phalangoides Crossopriza lyoni Pholcus ZZ195
Pholcus ZZ196
Pholcus ZZ196 Trichocylus nigropunctatus

Pisauridae Nursery web of fishing spider

Dolomedes instabilis Dolomedes instabilis Dolomedes minor
Dendrolycosa icadia Dolomedes instabilis Dolomedes instabilis Dolomedes minor
Dolomedes ZZ161 Dolomedes ZZ288 Dolomedes ZZ321 Dolomedes ZZ495
Dolomedes ZZ161 Dolomedes ZZ288 Dolomedes ZZ321 Dolomedes ZZ495
Hygropoda dolomedes Hygropoda dolomedes Megadolomedes australianus Megadolomedes australianus
Hygropoda dolomedes Hygropoda dolomedes Megadolomedes australianus Megadolomedes australianus
Perenethis venusta Perenethis venusta    
Perenethis venusta Perenethis venusta    

Salticidae Jumping Spiders

Arasia ZZ055 Arasia ZZ056 Arasia ZZ499 Arasia ZZ029
Arasia ZZ055 Arasia ZZ056 Arasia ZZ499 Arasia ZZ029
  Astia hariola Astia nodosa Astilodes mariae
  Astia hariola Astia nodosa Astilodes mariae
Bathippus montrouzieri Bathippus ZZ272    
Bathippus montrouzieri Bathippus ZZ272    
Cosmophasis micarioides Cosmophasis ZZ032 Cosmophasis ZZ049 Cosmophasis ZZ058
Cosmophasis micarioides Cosmophasis ZZ032 Cosmophasis ZZ049 Cosmophasis ZZ058
Cosmophasis micans Cosmophasis micans Cosmophasis ZZ059
Cosmophasis micans Cosmophasis ZZ034 Cosmophasis micans Cosmophasis ZZ059
Cytaea ZZ036 Cytaea ZZ054 Holoplatys ZZ138 Damoetas  nitidus
Cytaea ZZ036 Cytaea severa Clynotis severus Damoetas nitidus
Euryattus bleekeri Euryattus bleekeri Zenodores ZZ048  
Euryattus bleekeri Euryattus bleekeri Euryattus bleekeri  
Euryattus ZZ030 Holoplatys ZZ041
Euryattus ZZ030 Helpis minitabunda Helpis minitabunda Ligonipes semitectus
Thyene ZZ026   Jotus ZZ566
Holoplatys lhotski Thyene ZZ026   Jotus ZZ566
Jotus auripes Jotus ZZ124 Judalana lutea Hypoblemum albovittatum
Jotus auripes Jotus ZZ124 Judalana lutea Hypoblemum albovittatum
Lycidas scutulatus
Lycidas scutulatus Maratus volans female and male   Maratus pavonis
Menemerus bivittatus Ligonipes semitectus Myrmarachne plataleoides
Menemerus bivittatus Jotus auripes Ligonipes semitectus Myrmarachne plataleoides
Myrmarachne ZZ462 Mopsus penicillatus Mopsus penicillatus Opisthoncus ZZ398
Myrmarachne ZZ462 Mopsus penicillatus male Mopsus penicillatus female Opisthoncus ZZ398
Opisthoncus polyphemus Opisthoncus ZZ057 Opisthoncus ZZ050 Opisthoncus mordax
Opisthoncus polyphemus Opisthoncus parcedentatus Opisthoncus ZZ050 Opisthoncus mordax
Plexippus petersi Prostheclina pallida Rhombonotus gracilis
Plexippus petersi Prostheclina pallida Hypoblemum albovittatum Rhombonotus gracilis
Sandalodes bipenicillatus Sandalodes bipenicillatus Sandalodes_or-Orisiona-ZZ275 Servaea ZZ587
Sandalodes bipenicillatus Sandalodes? bipenicillatus Sandalodes or Orisiona-ZZ275 Servaea ZZ587
Servaea vestita Simaetha thoracica Simaetha thoracica Simaethula ZZ508
Servaea vestita Simaetha thoracica Simaetha thoracica Simaethula ZZ508
Simaethula ZZ483 Simaethula auratus Simaethula ZZ507 Sondra nepenthicola
Simaethula ZZ483 Simaethula auratus Simaethula ZZ507 Sondra nepenthicola
Zenodores ZZ044 Cytaea xanthopus
Zenodores orbiculata Zenodores ZZ044 Cytaea xanthopus Plexipus paykulli
Zenodores ZZ052 Zenodores ZZ063 ZZ027 ZZ033
Zenodores ZZ052 Hasarius adansoni ZZ027 ZZ033
ZZ038 ZZ039 ZZ040 ZZ565
ZZ038 ZZ039 ZZ040 ZZ565
ZZ038 ZZ046 ZZ038 ZZ051
ZZ038 ZZ046 ZZ047 ZZ051
ZZ053 ZZ188
Opisthoncus? ZZ053 ZZ188 ZZ276 ZZ277
ZZ136   ZZ156 ZZ186
ZZ136   ZZ156 ZZ186

Scytodidae Spitting spider

Scytodes thoracica      
Scytodes thoracica      

Tetragnathidae Stretch spiders or long-jawed orb weavers

Tetragnatha ZZ071 Tetragnatha ZZ189 Tetragnatha ZZ200 Tetragnatha ZZ202
Tetragnatha ZZ071 Tetragnatha ZZ189 Tetragnatha ZZ200 Tetragnatha ZZ202
Tetragnatha ZZ205 Tetragnatha ZZ208 Tetragnatha ZZ210  
Tetragnatha ZZ205 Tetragnatha ZZ208 Tetragnatha ZZ210  

Theridiidae Scaffold web or cobweb weavers

Latrodectus hasselti Achaeranea? ZZ012 Achaeranea ZZ011 Anelosimus ZZ392
Latrodectus hasselti Achaeranea? ZZ012 Achaeranea ZZ011 Anelosimus ZZ392
Anelosimus ZZ055 Anelosimus ZZ537 Anelosimus ZZ516 Anelosimus ZZ595
Anelosimus ZZ055 Anelosimus ZZ537 Anelosimus ZZ516 Anelosimus ZZ595
Argyrodes antipodianus Argyrodes ZZ265 Argyrodes ZZ542 Argyrodes ZZ543
Argyrodes antipodianus Argyrodes ZZ265 Argyrodes ZZ542 Argyrodes ZZ543
Argyrodes ZZ391 Argyrodes rainbowi Argyrodes rainbowi Ariamnes colubrinus
Argyrodes ZZ391 Argyrodes rainbowi female Argyrodes rainbowi male Ariamnes colubrinus
  Chrysso pulcherrima
  Cryptachaea gigantipes male Cryptachaea gigantipes female Chrysso pulcherrima
Theridula ZZ381 Theridula ZZ381 Euryopis ZZ486 Euryopis ZZ486
Theridula ZZ381 male Theridula ZZ381 female Euryopis ZZ486 Euryopis ZZ486
Euryopis ZZ429 Euryopis elegans Euryopis ZZ484 Episinus ZZ272
Euryopis ZZ429 Euryopis elegans male Euryopis ZZ484 Episinus ZZ272
Episinus ZZ521 Episinus bicornis Episinus ZZ548 Dipoena ZZ481
Episinus ZZ521 Episinus bicornis Episinus ZZ548 Dipoena ZZ481
Dipoena ZZ465 Hadrotarsine ZZ520 Hadrotarsine ZZ491  
Dipoena ZZ465 Hadrotarsine ZZ520 Hadrotarsine ZZ491  
Latrodectus hasselti Latrodectus hasselti Latrodectus hasselti Moneta ZZ526
Latrodectus hasselti Latrodectus hasselti Latrodectus hasselti male Moneta ZZ526
Nesticodes rufipes Nesticodes rufipes Parasteatoda mundula Parasteatoda ZZ012
Nesticodes rufipes F Nesticodes rufipes M Parasteatoda mundula Parasteatoda ZZ012
Parasteatoda tepidariorum Phoroncidia ZZ547 Phoroncidia rotunda Rhomphaea ZZ571
Parasteatoda tepidariorum Phoroncidia ZZ547 Phoroncidia rotunda Rhomphaea ZZ571
Thwaitesia argentiopunctata Thwaitesia argentiopunctata Thwaitesia nigronodosa Thwaitesia nigronodosa
Thwaitesia argentiopunctata Thwaitesia argentiopunctata Thwaitesia nigronodosa Thwaitesia nigronodosa
Steatoda ZZ072 Steatoda ZZ212 Theridion ZZ178 Theridion ZZ179
Steatoda ZZ072 Steatoda ZZ212 Theridion ZZ178 Theridion ZZ179

Thomisidae Crab spiders

       
Bomis larvata Cymbacha saucia Cymbacha ocellata  Diaea ZZ151
Bomis larvata Cymbacha saucia Cymbacha ocellata Diaea ZZ151
Thomisus spectabilis Tmarus Diaea ZZ152 Diaea punctata
Thomisus spectabilis Tmarus species Diaea ZZ152 Diaea punctata
Diaea cruentata Diaea dimidiata Diaea evanida Diaea evanida
Diaea cruentata Diaea dimidiata Diaea evanida Diaea evanida
Diaea prasina Diaea evanida Diaea ZZ446 Diaea ZZ402 male
Diaea prasina Diaea evanida Diaea ZZ446 Diaea ZZ402 male
Diaea pilula? Hedana ZZ513   Poecilothomisus speciosus
Diaea pilula? Hedana ZZ513   Poecilothomisus speciosus
Sidymella ZZ546 Sidymella ZZ591 Sidymella ZZ477 Sidymella lobata
Sidymella ZZ546 Sidymella ZZ591 Sidymella ZZ477 Sidymella lobata
Sidymella rubrosignata Porropis ZZ603 ZZ149 ZZ150
Sidymella rubrosignata Porropis ZZ603 ZZ149 ZZ150
Stephanopis corticalis Stephanopis pustulosa Stephanopis corticalis
Stephanopis altifrons Stephanopis corticalis Stephanopis pustulosa Stephanopis corticalis
Sidymella ZZ144 Sidymella trapezia Sidymella hirsuta Sidymella hirsuta
Sidymella ZZ144 Sidymella trapezia Sidymella hirsuta Sidymella hirsuta
Tharpyna campestrata Tharpyna diademata Runcinia acuminata Cymbacha ocellata
Tharpyna campestrata Tharpyna diademata Runcinia acuminata Cymbacha ocellata
Tmarus ZZ615 Tmarus ZZ622 Tmarus marmoreus Tmarus cinerascens
Tmarus ZZ615 Tmarus ZZ622 Tmarus marmoreus Tmarus cinerascens
  Xysticus bilimbatus Xysticus geometres  
  Xysticus bilimbatus Xysticus geometres  

Trochanteriidae Scorpion or flat spiders

Hemicloea sp. Hemicloea ZZ327
Hemicloea sp. Hemicloea ZZ327 Hemicloea ZZ327  

Uloboridae Uloborid spiders

Uloborus congregabilis Uloborus plumipes Uloborus ZZ625 Uloborus barbipes
Uloborus congregabilis Uloborus plumipes Uloborus ZZ625 Uloborus barbipes
Philoponella ZZ576 Philoponella variabilis Philoponella ZZ581 Philoponella ZZ627
Philoponella ZZ576 Philoponella variabilis Philoponella ZZ581 Philoponella ZZ627
Miagrammopes ZZ577 Miagrammopes ZZ530 Zosis geniculatus  
Miagrammopes ZZ577 Miagrammopes ZZ530 Zosis geniculatus  

Zodariidae Burrow-making spiders, ant-hunting spiders

Storena formosa Storena formosa Storosa obscura
Storena maculata? Storena ZZ286 Storena formosa Storosa obscura
Habronestes hunti ZZ422 Storena ZZ426 Neostorena ZZ428
Habronestes hunti ZZ422 Storena ZZ426 Neostorena ZZ428

Ed Nieuwenhuys, 23 November 2013

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