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Australian Spiders

I decided to create this gallery as a seperate entity after I realised how many of my friends were arachnophobic (even more than me) and weren't looking at any of my invertebrate pictures because they didn't want to see spiders. It is a pity as spiders are very interesting animals.

According to Greek mythology spiders were created by the goddess Palace Athene who became a bit miffed when she was beaten by a mortal, Arachne, in a weaving competition, and turned Arachne into the original spider, cursed to weave forever more. That is why spiders are called Arachnids.
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Giant Golden Orb-weapher, Nephila pilipes
Giant Golden Orb-weapher, Nephila pilipes
Male and female Nephila
Male and female Nephila
Nephilidae, male and fremale
Nephilidae, male and fremale
Spider orchid
Spider orchid
Unidentified spider.jpg
Unidentified spider.jpg
Lynx Spider
Lynx Spider
Mygalomorph.jpg
Mygalomorph.jpg
mygalomorph5614.jpg
mygalomorph5614.jpg
Selenocosma_3866.jpg
Selenocosma_3866.jpg
Mygal_0956.jpg
Mygal_0956.jpg
Funnelweb Spider
Funnelweb Spider
Tasmanian Funnelweb
Tasmanian Funnelweb
Tasmanian Funnelweb
Tasmanian Funnelweb
Macro Spider
Macro Spider
Gasteracantha sp. Maybe..
Gasteracantha sp. Maybe..
Leaf-curling spider, Phonognatha graeffei
Leaf-curling spider, Phonognatha graeffei
Long-jawed spiders, Tetragnathidae
Long-jawed spiders, Tetragnathidae
Tasmanian Cave Spider, Hickmania troglodytes
Tasmanian Cave Spider, Hickmania troglodytes
Nursery-web spider eating frog
Nursery-web spider eating frog
Camouflage Fail.
Camouflage Fail.
Spitting Spider, Scytodes sp.
Spitting Spider, Scytodes sp.
Tailed Spider, Tamopsis sp.
Tailed Spider, Tamopsis sp.
White-tailed Spider, Lampona sp.
White-tailed Spider, Lampona sp.
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