Spiders in Australia

Spiders found in Australia include 16 unique species from 126 confirmed sightings based on contributions made by Spider ID members. 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.


16 Species Found in Australia

Australia Sightings
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126 spider sightings have been made in Australia by contributing members. Consider submitting confirmed sightings of your own.

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Picture of Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Nephila edulis (Australian Golden Orb-weaver) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Badumna insignis (Black House Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Nephila spp. (Golden Silk Orb-weavers) - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Steatoda capensis (False Katipo Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Deinopis subrufa - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Tasmanicosa spp. - Dorsal,Spiderlings Enlarge Picture
Picture of Dolophones spp. (Wrap-around Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Nephila edulis (Australian Golden Orb-weaver) - Dorsal,Webs,Prey Enlarge Picture
Picture of Deinopis subrufa - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Scytodes thoracica - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Blakistonia aurea (Adelaide Trapdoor Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture