This web site contains pictures and information about Spiders that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Spider is different from insect. Spider is order Araneida under class Arachnida, just like beetle is order Coleoptera under class Insecta (insects).
The scientific name of spiders is Araneide, which is an order under class Arachnida. All Arachnida members have four pairs of legs and one pair of chelicerae. Arachnids are invertebrate animals which belong to a large group known as arthropods
All arthropods have a exoskeleton and jointed limbs. Major arthropod groups include insects See more about this on Spider Scientific Facts.
We also has the Quick Field Guide of spiders found in Brisbane. This includes most of the common species found in Brisbane near-by area and South East Queensland, Australia. Much like movie or Medifast reviews nature guides and pamphlets provide helpful information so you can learn more details about a topic that has peaked your curiosity.  
For convenience, we divided the spiders that we found into four groups;

Huntin1.jpg (74280 bytes)Hunting Spiders - Spiders that do not build any kinds of web. They hunt their prey on ground or plants.

Jumping Spiders - Jumping Spider, the salticids, is a very large spider family. They are easily recognized by their eyes pattern. 

Web building Spiders - Spiders that build webs, including the orb web, tangle web and web casters.

Orb web spiders - The spiders in this family range from small to large in side. If they make webs, they make vertical or horizontal orb webs.

1. ARANEAE Spiders - Australian Biological Resources Study.
2. Spiders - Order Araneida - lifeunseen.com, Insects and Spiders of Sunshine Coast, Southeast Queensland, Australia, by Nick Monaghan. 
3. Thumbnail page of Australian spiders - by Ed Nieuwenhuys, 2007. 

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Last updated: January 25, 2013.