Sunday, 16 June 2013

100 Spiders

What's so special about this spider?
 Well, firstly, it's really tiny - about the size of a pinhead. Even if you're looking at this on a smartphone, you can probably see it larger than life size.
It's also pretty cute. Sorry arachnophobiacs.

What makes it special to me, though, is that it's the hundredth species of spider I've photographed at my house. Sorry again, arachnophobiacs.

 The diversity of animal life that's all around us never ceases to amaze me, but I've been stuck on 99 spiders for quite a while so this made me happy. I'm on 558 insects, so let's see how long it takes to reach 600.


  1. Congrats :) Incidentally, the jumping spider at appears to be an Opisthoncus polyphemus female - Rob Whyte at will be interested - until I sent him some photos from Mandurah, it was only known as an East Coast species :)

  2. Also, I have a number of other IDs for you too - if you prefer to email me, or whatnot, try dolphins at or follow the LJ link in my name there - might be more convenient for you then listing URLS here :) for example, is a Plutella xylostella - the diamondback, or cabbage moth. the most widespread moth in the world - Arctic to Sub-antarctic :)