Other Spiders

Ant & Wasp Mimicking Spiders

There are several different looking spiders that have this name. Ant Mimicking Spiders,  Myrmarachne species, in Australia, are members of the Jumping Spider family but in the US some are members of Synemosyna formica species and others belong to Castianeira descripta  – the red spotted Ant Mimicking Spider. Here’s some photos sent in by viewers. ANT MIMICKING SPIDERS Wasp Mimicking Spiders

Net Casting Spider – Deinopidae

Deinopidae, also known as Net Casting spiders or Ogre Faced spiders, is a family of cribellate spiders first described by Ludwig Carl Christian Koch in 1850. It consists of stick-like elongate spiders that catch prey by stretching a web across their front legs before propelling themselves forward.The Net Casting spider lives in the warmer parts […]

Ladybird Spider

Ladybird spiders belong to the Eresus species which is a genus of velvet spiders comprising several species, including Eresus cinnaberinus (formerly E. niger) and Eresus sandaliatus, both of which are sometimes known as the “Ladybird spider”. They are mostly found in Eastern and Northern Europe (Info: Wikipedia) Eresus cinnaberinus (formerly Eresus niger) is native to Europe. The taxon “Eresus cinnaberinus” is considered a nomen dubium, the specimens having been divided […]

Ghost Spider

Family: Anyphaenidae Identification: Body 1/4 — 1/2 inch long. Jaws (chelicerae) move side to side, scissor like. Eyes: eight small eyes closely grouped. Abdomen elongate with pair of long spinnerets. Colour: brown and yellow, beige or greenish-yellow; some species with dark markings. Very similar to sac spiders (Families Miturgidae and Clubionidae) and are often mistaken for […]

Segestria Florentina – Scorpion Spider

​Segestria florentina is the biggest European segestriid spider. Some common names are tube web spider or cellar spider, although neither are exclusive to this species. Females reach a body length of 22 mm, males up to 15 mm. This species is much darker than others of the same genus. While subadult spiders have a greyish […]

Two Spined Spider

The Two Spined spider (Poecilopachys Australasia) is a nocturnal spider. It is an immigrant to Australia and has been recorded in New Zealand since the early 1970s. Description:  The female, Poecilopachys Australasia is about 8 mm in length and when mature has two white horn-like spines. Yellow and white bands and some red-brown markings are visible. Large body […]

Unidentified Spider Photos

Disclaimer: Replies that I publish are done so with no guarantee of authenticity or validity. Please DO NOT rely on identifications from any other than an official source like a Museum or entomologist. Furthermore, where a spider is described as  “not dangerous” does not mean that it doesn’t bite or cause a reaction. Any spider can […]

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