Spiders in Australia

Spiders found in Australia include 25 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.


25 Species Found in Australia

Australia Sightings
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Picture of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Opisthoncus polyphemus - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Zodariidae (Ant Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Steatoda spp. (False Widows) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Badumna spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) - Female - Dorsal,Egg sacs Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Nephila edulis (Australian Golden Orb-weaver) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Nephila edulis (Australian Golden Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Nephila edulis (Australian Golden Orb-weaver) - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Austracantha minax (Jewel Spider) - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Nyssus coloripes (Orange-legged Swift Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Celaenia excavata (Bird-dropping Spider) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Latrodectus spp. (Widow Spiders) - Male - Dorsal,Penultimate Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Nephila edulis (Australian Golden Orb-weaver) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Trochanteriidae - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Eriophora spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Thomisidae (Crab Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Badumna spp. - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Heteropoda spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Pholcidae (Cellar Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Sparassidae (Giant Crab Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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