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Arachnids

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Arachnids are a diverse group of invertebrates which includes such animals as spiders, scorpions, pseudoscorpions, harvestmen, ticks, mites and Solifugae and others. All arachnids have eight legs and most are terrestrial although a few do inhabit freshwater environments. Join this project and share your arachnid finds with us.

  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting Orb weave Spider - male

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    Sighted 19 Feb 2019
    Matthew Connors 23 February 2019
    Eriophora
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Araneae: Araneidae: Eriophora
    Matthew Connors says

    Male orb weaver

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  • Janet Grevillea described a sighting

    Sighting Orb weave Spider - male

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    Sighted 19 Feb 2019
    Janet Grevillea 23 February 2019
    Tagged With spider in house
    Janet Grevillea says

    There was a sudden rainstorm, and as I sat inside this spider came wafting down from the ceiling. Afterwards, outside, the spider sat on a railing for a while before moving off. My first thought was "Huntsman" but the colouring and pattern on the carapace? Can someone identify it?

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  • Janet Grevillea added a sighting

    Orb weave Spider - male

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    Sighted 19 Feb 2019
    Wangi Wangi NSW

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  • Ellura Sanctuary identified a sighting

    Sighting ? Male Platypus Spider ... ?

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    Sighted 20 Nov 2018
    Ellura Sanctuary 22 February 2019
    Araneidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Araneae: Araneidae
    Ellura Sanctuary says

    I've seen some Larinia at PADIL with very similar eyes, so think it's in that family and possibly a closely related genus. http://media.padil.gov.au/species/137066/11410-large.jpg Cheers Brett

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  • Glenda Walter identified a sighting

    Sighting Janula species, Toowoomba

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    Sighted 19 Feb 2019
    Glenda Walter 22 February 2019
    Episinus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Araneae: Theridiidae: Episinus
    Glenda Walter says

    Episinus species in Australia have been moved to Janulus. This one is not Janulus bicornis, and may be an undescribed species. Thanks Ron Atkinson and Rob Whyte for help with this ID.

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  • Glenda Walter added a sighting

    Janula species, Toowoomba

    Janula sp

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    Sighted 19 Feb 2019
    2 Alderley St, Toowoomba 4350

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  • Erica Siegel described a sighting

    Sighting spider

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    Sighted 20 Feb 2019
    Erica Siegel 21 February 2019
    Tagged With spider arachnid
    Erica Siegel says

    unexpected fleeting view of this tiny spider as it ran from the lawn into the garden

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  • Erica Siegel added a sighting

    spider

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    Sighted 20 Feb 2019
    8 Barrett St Birkdale 4159 Qld Australia

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  • Graham Winterflood identified a sighting

    Sighting Fishing Spider

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    Sighted 17 Feb 2019
    Graham Winterflood 21 February 2019
    Dolomedes facetus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Araneae: Pisauridae: Dolomedes: facetus
    Common Names: Spiders, Water spiders, Nursery web spiders
    Graham Winterflood says

    Northern Fishing Spider at Centenary Lakes, Cairns

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  • Graham Winterflood added a sighting

    Fishing Spider

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    Sighted 17 Feb 2019

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