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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.

(Note: please feel free to message YumiCallaway if you have any suggestions for improvement or other queries)

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

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