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Ambushers and Anglers

Net-casting Spider
(Deinopis subrufa)
Net-casting Spider
The Net-casting Spider builds a small web in the form of a net held by the front legs that can be stretched out wide to envelop an unwary insect passing by. The spider has a large pair of forward facing eyes. Click to continue>
Flower Spider
(Diaea sp)
Flower Spider
There are probbaly several species of Flower Spiders shown on this page. Let me know if you can identify any of them. Most have colour combinations of green, yellow, red and white. The head and legs are generally green or white, and abdomen is... Click to continue>
White Flower Spider
(Diaea sp2)
White Flower Spider
Most of the Diaea species of flower spiders have some green or brown markings. This one is all white - not sure if it is a different species or just a colour variation? Click to continue>
Crab Spider
(Sidymella sp)
Crab Spider
The Crab Spider rests with its first two pairs of legs pointing forward. This makes it hard to see when it is resting on a twig. Click to continue>
White Crab Spider
(Thomisus spectabilis)
White Crab Spider
The White Crab Spider has almost translucent head and legs. Body is white with a few small black spots at the outer corners. The spider will retreat if approached. The stout legs and shape of body give it a crab appearance. Click to continue>
Flower Spider
(Zygometis lactea)
Flower Spider
This spider is creamy white in colour with brownish red markings on each side of the head (the cephalothorax), and on the front part of the abdomen. The male has dark bands on the legs. Click to continue>

Lynx Spiders

Lynx Spider
(Oxyopes sp)
Lynx Spider
Lynx Spiders have long spines on slender legs. The spiders are usually shades of pale brown, light yellow, cream or green and some have stripes or blotches of darker colours down the back. The eyes are arranged into a hexagon. Lynx spiders ambush... Click to continue>


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