Sapphire Coast SpidersCommon Bird-dropping Spider (Celaenia excavata) Common Triangular Spider (Arkys lancearius) Walckenaer’s Studded Triangular Spider (Arkys walckenaeri)

The Sapphire Coast is home to an amazing range of spiders that can be found just about everywhere… within our urban homes, our gardens, parks, reserves, forests and waterways. They have an important role in the eco-system, feeding on other insects and being food for other insects and larger predators.

Spiders belong to the class Arachnida, more commonly known as arachnids. They share the class with other species including scorpions, harvestmen, ticks and mites.

Bird-dropping Arkys (Arkys curtulus), Wallaga Lake NSW © Deb Taylor
Bird-dropping Arkys (Arkys curtulus), Wallaga Lake NSW © Deb Taylor
Tasmanian Football Spider (Neosparassus patellatus), Wandella NSW © Deb Taylor
Tasmanian Football Spider (Neosparassus patellatus), Wandella NSW © Deb Taylor
Walckenaer's Studded Triangular Spider (Arkys walckenaeri), Bermagui NSW © Deb Taylor
Walckenaer’s Studded Triangular Spider (Arkys walckenaeri), Bermagui NSW © Deb Taylor
Common Bird-dropping Spider (Celaenia excavata), Bermagui NSW © Deb Taylor
Common Bird-dropping Spider (Celaenia excavata), Bermagui NSW © Deb Taylor
Nicodamidae (Red and Black Spider), Wallaga Lake NSW © Deb Taylor
Nicodamidae (Red and Black Spider), Wallaga Lake NSW © Deb Taylor
Badge Huntsman (Neosparassus diana), Bermagui State Forest NSW © Deb Taylor
Badge Huntsman (Neosparassus diana), Bermagui State Forest NSW © Deb Taylor

This page is a work in progress, more information coming…


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Chelicerata
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborders:
    • Mesothelae
    • Opisthothelae

Footnote & References

  1. Photographs © Deb Taylor
  2. Flora and Fauna, Eden Community Site, https://www.eden.nsw.au/flora-and-fauna/

Sapphire Coast SpidersCommon Bird-dropping Spider (Celaenia excavata) Common Triangular Spider (Arkys lancearius) Walckenaer’s Studded Triangular Spider (Arkys walckenaeri)

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