Sea Slater – Sea Roach – Woodlouse Bug

Living on the shore above the high tide mark, sea slaters are best seen during the evening. Like most of their closely related relatives of the woodlouse family, sea slaters are recyclers; feeding on dead animals and plants that get washed up on shore. Sea slaters are under threat on some beaches from mechanical beach […]

Garden Orb Weaver Spider – Australian Spider

The Garden Orb Weaver Spiders are a large group of spiders with over 100 known species within Australia. They are a reddish-brown or grey spider with a leaf shape pattern on their triangular abdomen. On their abdomen they also have two noticeable humps towards the front. The Orb Weaver Spider makes sticky, wheel-shape orb webs […]

Hairy Flower Wasp – Australian Wasp

The Hairy Flower Wasp is native to Australia and is found in most parts of Australia. They can be identified by their purple-bluish shinny wings, black body and short antennae. The adult Hairy Flower Wasp often feeds on nectar. They are often seen flying just above ground level around compost heaps, wood heaps and decaying […]

Daddy Long Legs Spider – Australian Spider

The Daddy Long Legs spiders is feeding on a primantis insect. The Daddy-long-legs spider is easily recognized by their extremely long skinny legs and small body. They are cream to pale brown and some species have a darker marking on their legs and abdomen. The Daddy-long-legs Spider is found throughout Australia. The species originated from […]

St. Andrew Cross Spider – Australian Spider

The St. Andrew’s Cross Spider are named for their unique web decorations. The zig-zag ribbons of bluish-white silk forms a full or partial cross through the center of the orb web. Females have a silvery carapace and a silver, yellow, red and black banded upper abdomen with two longitudinal yellow stripes below. The spider sits […]