Zorid spiders, sometimes called Spiny-leg Spiders, or wandering Ghost Spiders, superficially resemble Wolf Spiders, Miturgids, Pisaurids, or Ctenids. They are distinguished by their eye arrangement (4,2,2 from above) and long spiny hairs on their legs. Their legs tend to be somewhat longer and more tapered than wolf spiders and they do not have an enlarged pair of eyes as wolf spiders do. Some species have distinctive longitudinal markings on their upper surfaces. They also differ from wolf spiders in that they do not build a burrow in the ground but instead have a web attached to a silken retreat among green leaves. They are mostly found in the Southern Hemisphere with the genus Zora being a notable exception. They are related to the families Miturgidae and Ctenidae. Australia has most of the genera and many new species are being described.
Argoctenus sp Neds Corner VIC 3496
An undistinuished Zorid, not identified to species, probably undescribed, from Neds Corner VIC 3496 .
Argoctenus sp Wandering Ghost Spider
Arcogtenus is a genus of Zorid spiders with a distinctive white-edged black figure on the abdomen. Females grow to about 9mm, males to around 6mm.