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Category: Pest Control Spiders

More information on spiders.

Golden orb weaver spider

GOLDEN ORB WEAVING SPIDERS

These spiders are notorious for catching birds and snakes in their webs, and can have a leg span of 20 cm. Would you be able to identify a golden orb weaving spider?

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BROWN TRAPDOOR SPIDERS

They have alarming fangs and lurk unseen in their burrows for decades. They are commonly found in lawns and gardens. Would you be able to recognise a brown trapdoor spider?

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Leaf curling spider on web

LEAF-CURLING SPIDER

These are one of the most common garden spiders in Australia, but they rarely show their faces. These spiders hide in mid-air, cunningly using leaves, snail shells, or scraps of paper. Would you be able to recognise a leaf-curling spider?

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Wishbone spider

WISHBONE SPIDER

They are easily mistaken for the funnel-web spider, mouse and even trapdoor spider. They are much more widespread than funnel-web spiders but not nearly as venomous. Would you be able to recognise a wishbone spider? (Image Credit: Cael David-Gallery, Aname comosa)   Common name: Wishbone spider Scientific name(s): Family Anamidae (part of the Family Nemesiidae until very recently).  Description: Wishbone spiders are easily confused for other mygalomorphs, including the funnel webs, mouse spiders, and various trapdoor spiders. Many wishbone spider species are

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