Tiny Flower Spider
With Pawel Szymkowiak's revision of Australian Diaiea spp. none remain. Amazingly, it turns out there is no true Diaiea in Australia.
Fringed Peacock Spider
Jurgen Otto found this species in 2014 while travelling in northern NSW. It is the only male peacock spider Jurgen has seen displaying to the female by raising its first pair of legs, not its third pair.
Meedo sp. A Gallienellid
This tiny specimen was an extraordinary find, from leaf litter gathered at Walton Bridge Reserve. It is from the elusive family Gallieniellidae, barely known. This is possibly the first photo of living Gallieniellid ever published.
Many-spotted Flower Spider
Lehtinelagia variabilis, Lehtinelagia evanida and Lehtinelagia multopunctata are impossible to tell apart in the field.
The delightful Lynx Spider family is full of frisky little critters found leaping about gardens, parks and bushland. They are energetic daytime hunters, pouncing on their prey like cats, hence the name.
World's first photos of living Desognaphosa sp.
A Trochanteriid resembling both a Desid and Gnaphosid. Thanks to Dr Robert Raven for the live specimen.