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Australian Spiders

I decided to create this gallery as a seperate entity after I realised how many of my friends were arachnophobic (even more than me) and weren't looking at any of my invertebrate pictures because they didn't want to see spiders. It is a pity as spiders are very interesting animals.

According to Greek mythology spiders were created by the goddess Palace Athene who became a bit miffed when she was beaten by a mortal, Arachne, in a weaving competition, and turned Arachne into the original spider, cursed to weave forever more. That is why spiders are called Arachnids.
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Wolf Spiders, Family Lycosidae
:: Wolf Spiders, Family Lycosidae ::
Huntsman Spiders
:: "Huntsman" Spiders ::
Salticidae
:: Salticidae ::
Munching
Munching
Fishing Spider, Dolomedes sp.
Fishing Spider, Dolomedes sp.
Net casting Spider
Net casting Spider
Net casting Spider with net
Net casting Spider with net
Net Casting Spider, Deinopidae, Deinopis subrufa
Net Casting Spider, Deinopidae, Deinopis subrufa
Orb weaver
Orb weaver
Orb weaver 2
Orb weaver 2
Orb weaver, Richmond NSW
Orb weaver, Richmond NSW
Orb weaver cannibalism?
Orb weaver cannibalism?
Twig Spider, genus Poltys.
Twig Spider, genus Poltys.
Redback Spider, Lactrodectes mactans hasseltii
Redback Spider, Lactrodectes mactans hasseltii
Spiderlings
Spiderlings
Daddy long-legs, genus Pholcus.
Daddy long-legs, genus Pholcus.
Pholcus_4702.jpg
Pholcus_4702.jpg
Thomisidae, green ant mimic, Amyciaea albomaculata
Thomisidae, green ant mimic, Amyciaea albomaculata
Thomisidae, green ant mimic, Amyciaea albomaculata
Thomisidae, green ant mimic, Amyciaea albomaculata
Land Here- Crab Spider
Land Here- Crab Spider
Crab Spider.jpg
Crab Spider.jpg
Sugar Ant Eater
Sugar Ant Eater
Antspider_5574a.jpg
Antspider_5574a.jpg
Antspider_5578a.jpg
Antspider_5578a.jpg
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