Who am I? Find out online.
If you have a spider photo but don't know what it is, try joining the Australian Arachnid Photography Facebook group . It's a closed group so you will have to be approved which is quick. It's the best ID portal online with many top experts.
Third printing, with corrections
In June 2017 CSIRO publishing sent off a corrected manuscript for the third printing of A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia , which will feature the latest taxonomical changes and correct a few mistakes listed here. This continues the phenomenal success of the book, which sold out its first printing in under four weeks.
Will our lovely Thwaitesia ever rival the spectacular Peacock Spider?
A report on Australian Geographic
Cooloola BioBlitz on ABC Mornings with Joe O'Brien
Rob talks about the amazing biodiversity of the Cooloola Coast.
Spiders of Australia
A field guide to Spiders of Australia CSIRO Publishing 2017-18, by Robert Whyte and Greg Anderson, is the most comprehensive account of Australian spiders ever published, 468 pages, 1350 images, 78 families 381 genera and 836 species. Copies signed by both authors are available for $50 each (including postage).
Gardening Australia, My Garden Path - Robert Whyte
Rob explains how he became interested in, of all things, spiders.
Can you help Wikipedia?
Wikipedia is the world's most complete and accessible encyclopedia. You, like anyone else, can help improve wikipedia pages, especially with spider images. Why not upload your spider images to somewhere on Wikipedia which will help other people ID it. Starting points are Spiders of Australia and List of common spider species of Australia
37 new spider species from Cooloola BioBlitz 24-26 August 2018
The spiders were discovered during a major stocktake of flora and fauna surrounding Rainbow Beach. BioBlitz organiser John Sinclair said more than 80 scientists and volunteers had spent the weekend shaking trees and sifting through leaves, collecting everything that wriggled or moved.
ABC Breakfasts Del Irani
Watch Virginia's reaction to the thought of seeing spiders on screen. This great segment appeared when the book first came out.