DESIDAE Intertidal spiders

The source of the family name is the genus Desis which is an intertidal spider and occurs along the coast on rocks and reef, but the rest of the family are not.


Badumna insignis (Black House Spider)
The Black House Spider is common in most areas of Australia, including Tasmania, on trees, rocks, and built structures. Also found from Japan to New... 


Badumna longinqua (Brown House Spider)
B. longinqua is very common and is usually the spider found in tangles of leaves held together by messy webs on the outermost upper fringes of small... 

Badumna male

Badumna sp. A Badumna
There are several Badumna species in Australia, as listed by Robert Raven in the checklist of Australian spiders 2005 based on Norman Platnick's... 


The Corasoides type species Corasoides australis was named by Butler in 1929 for the most widespread and common species found in... 


Desis sp. Marine Spiders
Desis species are, in every practical way, marine spiders. This does not mean they are aquatic, or free-living under water, but their habitat... 


Namandia Long-jawed Red Desids
This genus was originally named Rubrius by Simon in 1903, presumably for the obvious red colouration. Lehtinen changed the name to... 

Desidae Paramatachia

Paratamachia sp. Hollow Twig Spider
A smallish, slender spider with a characteristic web radiating from an entrance to a hollow inside a twig, common in eastern parts of Australia... 

Phryganoporus candidus

Phryganoporus candidus (L. Koch) Foliage-webbing Social Spider
The Foliage webbing spider Phryganoporus candidus is a social spider only found Australia, where it is found in all states and territories... 

Phryganoporus nigrinus

Phryganoporus nigrinus Simon, 1908
Phryganoporus nigrinus is a cribellate spider, meaning it has a cribellem for producing silk on the underneath of its abdomen. The simple,... 


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