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spider
January 28, 2010
we found this nice spider in our house, and now we do like to have more information about it :)
spider is 4-5 cm with all legs
Iwi
Australia, Sydney….my house :)

Male Garden Orbweaver Spider

Hi Iwi,
We have been unsuccessful in our attempts to identify your spider, and we hope that by posting it to our site, one of our readers will be able to identify it.

A comment that looks like it is correct:  Garden Spider
Do believe this to be Eriophora biapicata, though there seems to be extreme amounts of diversity even within the species itself…
reference http://esperancewildlife.blogspot.com/2009/06/garden-spider-eriophora-biapicata.html
lttlechkn

Thanks for the  link littlechkn.  There is one photo of a male Garden Spider, Eriophora biapicata, that looks nearly identical.  When we originally posted the photo, we thought it looked like an Orbweaver, but we weren’t certain.  We then verified that with another image of a male Eriophora biaphicata on the FindaSpider website of Australian Spiders.

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2 Responses to Unknown Spider from Australia looks like male Garden Orbweaver Spider

  1. DreadedBugQueen says:

    It looks to me like a Wolf spider – Several different species in Australia, and many of them in the Sydney area. Would you be able to tell me if you got a good look at its eyes? If it has 2 large eyes (like a jumping spider) I would be almost certain that its a wolf spider.

  2. lttlechkn says:

    Do believe this to be Eriophora biapicata, though there seems to be extreme amounts of diversity even within the species itself…

    reference http://esperancewildlife.blogspot.com/2009/06/garden-spider-eriophora-biapicata.html

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