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Daintree Rainforest Spiders – Cooper Creek Wilderness

Daintree Rainforest spiders of Cooper Creek Wilderness include giant Golden Orb Weavers, Brush-footed Trapdoor Spiders and an amazing diversity of other spiders, listed (below):

Spiders Arachnida

Araneae

Myglamorphae (Trapdoor Spiders, Funnel-webs, etc)

Theraphosidae

North Queensland (Whistling) Tarantula (Phlogius crassipes)

Araneomorphae

Haplogynae

Pholcidae (Daddy Long-leg spiders)

Entelegynae

Orbiculariae

Araneidae

Arachnura

Scorpion-tail Spider – Arachnura caudatella (Roewer, 1955)

Argiope

St. Andrew’s Cross Spider (Argiope keyserlingi)

Cyclosa

Long Lobed Spider (Cyclosa bifida)

Gasteracantha

Northern Jewelled Spider (Gasteracantha fornicata)

Poecilopachys

Two-spined Spider (Poecilopachys australaisia)

Poltys

Tree-stump Orb-weaver (Poltys illepidus)

Twig-mimicking Orb-weaver (Poltys noblei)

Twig-stump Orb-weaver (Poltys laciniosus)

Deinopidae

Avella

Net-casting Spider (Avella angulata)

Deinopis

Net-casting Spider (Deinopis subrufa)

Nephilidae

Nephila

Golden Orb-web Spider (Nephila pilipes)

Tetragnathidae

Long-jawed Spider (Tetragnatha nitens)

Long-jawed Spider (Tetragnatha rubriventris)

Uloboridae

Feather-legged Spider (Miagrammopes caudata)

Dionycha

Lamponidae

Undescribed Lampona species (Lampona sp.)

Salticidae (Jumping Spiders)

Spartaeinae

Portia

Fringed Jumping Spider (Portia fimbriata)

Salticoida

Amycoida

Heliophaninae

Jumping Spider (Cosmophasis micaroides)

Plexippinae

Mopsus

Green Jumping Spider (Mopsus mormon)

Sparassidae (Huntsmen Spiders)

Brown Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda cervinia)

Lichen Spider (Pandercetes gracilis)

Tiger Huntsman (Typostola sp.)

Tiger Huntsman (Typostola sp.)

Thomisidae (Crab Spiders)

Bird Dung Crab Spider (Phrynarachne decipiens)

Bird Dung Crab Spider (Phrynarachne tuberculata)

Crab Spider (Stephanopis sp.)

Large Bark Crab Spider (Stephanopis cambridgei)

Cryptic Crab Spider (Stephanopis pustulosa)

Green Tree Ant-mimicking Spider (Amyciaea albomaculata)

Ornate Crab Spider (Poecilothomisus speciosus)

Lycosoidea (Wolf & Lynx Spiders)

Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders)

Wolf Spider (Lycosa sp.)

Oxyopidae (Lynx Spiders)

Pisauridae (Nursery-web spiders, fishing spiders)

Giant Water Spider (Megadolomedes australianus)

Green Water Spider (Hygropoda lineata)

Zoridae

Ant Spider (Penterasteron sp.)

Acari (Mites & Ticks)

Scrub Tick

Opiliones (harvestmen)

Scorpionida

Scorpiones

Buthoidea

Buthidae

Isometrus

Lesser Brown Scorpion (Isometrus maculatus)