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The following is a list of 23 species of spiders observed on the Pinnacle Nature Reserve. It includes both those positively identified to the exact species as well as those incompletely identified.

All listed species are native to the area.

Photos below were taken on the Reserve by Alison Milton


Common name Scientific name hover over image to see name
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Orb weaver Araneinae (subfamily) Austracantha minax [Jewel spider]
Long-tailed Argiope Argiope protensa
Banded orb weaver Argiope trifasciata
Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider Austracantha minax
Black House Spider Badumna insignis
Slender sac spider Cheiracanthium gracile
Garden orb weaver Eriophora transmarina
Bradley's ant-eating spider Habronestes bradleyi
Unidentified Huntsman spider Isopeda sp.
A Huntsman spider Isopedella sp.
Unidentified wolf spider Lycosidae sp.
Plumed Peacock Spider Maratus plumosus
Ant mimic spider Myrmarachne luctuosa Myrmarachne luctuosa [Ant mimic spider]
Beautiful Badge Huntsman Neosparassus calligaster
Golden orb weaver Nephila edulis
Spotted groud spider Nyssus coloripes
Jumping spider) Opisthoncus grassator
Leaf-curling spider Phonognatha graeffei
Water spider Pisauridae sp.
Unidentified jumping spider Salticidae sp.
White-spotted Sandalodes Sandalodes scopifer
Unidentified Huntsman spider Sparassidae sp.
Garden Wolf Spider Tasmanicosa godeffroyi
Tasmanicosa godeffroyi [Garden wolf spider] Argiope protensa [Long-tailed Argiope]


For more photos from the Pinnacle and elsewhere in the ACT, follow this link to the Canberra Nature Map


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