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The following is a list of 27 species of spiders, scorpions and centipedes 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. Myrmarachne luctuosa [Ant mimic spider]
  A Huntsman spider Isopedella sp.
  Unidentified wolf spider Lycosidae sp.
  Plumed Peacock Spider Maratus plumosus
  Ant mimic spider Myrmarachne luctuosa
  Beautiful Badge Huntsman Neosparassus calligaster
  Golden orb weaver Nephila edulis
  Red and Black Spider Nicodamidae sp. (family)
  Spotted groud spider Nyssus coloripes  
  Jumping spider) Opisthoncus grassator Tasmanicosa godeffroyi [Garden wolf spider]
  Leaf-curling spider Phonognatha graeffei
  Water spider Pisauridae sp.
  Unidentified jumping spider Salpesia sp. (genus)
  Unidentified jumping spider Salticidae sp.
  White-spotted Sandalodes Sandalodes scopifer
  Unidentified Huntsman spider Sparassidae sp.
  Garden Wolf Spider Tasmanicosa godeffroyi
  Black Rock Scorpion Urodacus manicatus  
  Unidentified centipede Chilopoda sp. (family)  


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



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