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Spiders are ancient animals with a history going back many millions of years. They have always been with us, an ancient source of fear and fascination. They are abundant and widespread and are natural controllers of insect populations.

*These animals live wild so might not be seen.

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Common Huntsman Spider*

Sydney Huntsman - Holconia Immanis ~ This species is one of Australia’s largest Huntsman measuring an astounding 45mm long and 160mm across .... More

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Garden Orb-Weaving Spider*

These spiders received their name from the wheel-web snares they make. The females build these snares relatively high to minimise damage .... More

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Garden Wolf Spider*

If ever there was a pretty spider, this guy is it! This large spider is patterned in shades of orange/ brown, grey and black with bands on its carapace .... More

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Leaf-Curling Spider*

Family Tetragnathidae ~ These spiders cleverly weave a leaf or other object into the centre of their webs as a hide-away from birds and other .... More

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Redback Spider*

The Redback is common throughout the mainland and in Tasmania, in all but the coldest alpine climates and the most hostile deserts .... More

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St Andrew’s Cross Spider*

Family - Araneidae (Araneomorphae) ~ These spiders get their name from the shape of their web decorations, the white silk that .... More

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Sydney Funnel-Web Spider*

These spiders are found not only in Sydney, as their name suggests, but have been found across New South Wales from the coast of Newcastle .... More

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White-Tailed Spider*

The white-tailed spider gets its name from the typical white spot on the tip of its abdomen. Its body, especially the male's, is long and narrow. .... More

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