Giant Water Spider - Megadolomedes australianus

Family Pisauridae  

This page contains pictures and information about Common Water Spiders that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Leg to leg 50mm
This Water Spider easily found near the still water along Bulimba Creek. 
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We sometime find this Water Spiders running across the running stream. Most of the time they are hiding among the plants at the water edge. The spider is brown in colour with white lines along each side of its body.
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This Water Spider look similar to the one above but does not have the white lines on its body. It puts its front legs on water seems sensing if there is any prey passing by.

1. Megadolomedes australianus - The Find-a-spider Guide for Australian Spiders, University of Southern Queensland, 2009.

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Last updated: October 14, 2009.