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The following is a list of 59 species of spiders and other arthropods (centipedes, scorpions, mites, ticks) 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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Huntsmen spiders   Isopeda sp. [A Huntsman spider]
  Unidentified Huntsman spider Isopeda sp.
  A Huntsman spider Isopedella sp.
  Beautiful Badge Huntsman Neosparassus calligaster
  Unidentified Huntsman spider Sparassidae sp.
Jumping and Peacock spiders    
  A Jumping spider Holoplatys sp. (genus) Myrmarachne luctuosa [Polyachris ant mimic spider]
  Plumed Peacock Spider Maratus plumosus
  Polyachris ant mimic spider Myrmarachne luctuosa
  Unidentified ant mimic spider Myrmarachne sp. (genus)
  Long-legged Jumping spider Opisthoncus abnormis
  Jumping spider Opisthoncus grassator
  Unidentified Jumping spider Opisthoncus sp.
  Unidentified Jumping spider Salpesia sp.(genus)
  Unidentified Jumping spider Salticidae sp. 'Golden paps'
  White-spotted Sandalodes Sandalodes scopifer  
  A Jumping spider Servaea narraweena Tasmanicosa godeffroyi [Garden wolf spider]
  Unidentified Jumping spider Servaea Sp.
Wolf spiders  
  Unidentified Wolf spider Lycosidae sp.
  Grey Wolf Spider Portacosa cinerea
  Garden Wolf Spider Tasmanicosa godeffroyi
  Unidentified Wolf spider Tasmanicosa sp. (genus)
Other Hunting spiders    
  Flower spider Australomisidia sp. (genus)  
  Stout sac spider Clubiona sp. (genus) Habronestes bradleyi [Bradley's ant eating spider]
  Bradley's ant-eating spider Habronestes bradleyi
  Unidentified ant-eating spider Habronestes sp. (genus)
  Red and black Spider Nicodamidae sp. (family)
  Spotted ground swift spider Nyssus coloripes
  Lynx spider Oxyopes sp. (genus)
  Pointy crab spider Runcinia acuminata
  Dark Storosa Storosa obscura
  Two-tailed spider Tamopsis fickerti
  Unidentified crab spider Thomisidae sp. (family)
  Unidentified Ant spider or Spotted ground spider Zodariidae sp. (family)
Orb weaving spiders   Austracantha minax [Jewel spider]
  Orb weaver Araneinae (subfamily)
  Hamilton's orb weaver Araneus hamiltoni 
  An Orb weaver Araneus sp. (genus)
  Long-tailed Argiope Argiope protensa
  Banded orb weaver Argiope trifasciata
  Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider Austracantha minax
  An Orb weaver Cyclosa fuliginata (species-group)
  Messy leaf curling spider Deliochus zelivira
  Garden orb weaver Hortophora transmarina
  Leaf-curling spider Phonognatha graeffei
  Eastern orb weaver Plebs eburnus
  Knobbled orbweaver Socca pustulosa  
  Golden orb weaver Trichonephila edulis  
Trapdoor and Mouse spiders   Missulena occatoria [Red-headed Mouse spider]
  Red-headed Mouse Spider Missulena occatoria
Other web-bulding spiders  
  Black House Spider Badumna insignis
  Redback spider Latrodectus hasselti
Water spiders  
  Water spider Pisauridae sp. (family)
Scorpions   Chilopoda (family) [Unidentified centipede]
  Black Rock Scorpion Urodacus manicatus
  Orange-legged Centipede Cormocephalus aurantiipes
  Scolopendrid Centipede Cormocephalus sp.(genus) 
  Unidentified centipede Symphyla (class)
  Lawn shrimp, land hopper Talitridae (family)
  Unidentified millipede (2 species) Diplopoda sp. (class) 
Mites and Ticks  
  Unidentified mite Mesostigmata sp. (order)
  Unidentified mite Rainbowia sp. (genus)
  Red velvet mite Trombidiidae (family)  


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



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