Spiders in Australia

Spiders found in Australia include 28 unique species from confirmed sightings by contributing members of Spider ID. It is important to remember that spiders seen in Australia are not bound by the territorial lines decided on by humans, therefore their distribution is subject to change. Occasionally, spiders can be found well outside of their known range due to being intentionally or accidentally transported by humans in cars, luggage, and other belongings.


28 Species Found in Australia

Australia Sightings
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Picture of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Argiope trifasciata (Banded Garden Spider) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Argiope trifasciata (Banded Garden Spider) - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Celaenia excavata (Bird-dropping Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Egg sacs Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Celaenia excavata (Bird-dropping Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) - Dorsal,Eyes Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Neoscona spp. (Spotted Orb-weavers) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Hasarius adansoni (Adanson's House Jumper) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Holconia spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Argiope spp. (Garden Orb-weavers) - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Deinopis spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Zosis geniculata (Grey House Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Steatoda spp. (False Widows) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Latrodectus spp. (Widow Spiders) - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Badumna spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Nephila edulis (Australian Golden Orb-weaver) - Female - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Argiope keyserlingi (St Andrew's Cross Spider) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Heteropoda spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture