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Thygocanberra

That identification approach is for lumpers not splitters :-) Zero or one - ID=squashed spider.

Though I do tend to adopt this approach for putative white tails, which are generally very fast and therefore hard to catch, and have a reputation for being aggressive.

This one was very still and was easy to catch with a glass and envelope.

The normal catch & releases are huntsman and wolf spiders and various tiny ones of unknown identity. There are some black house spiders around but these don't tend to venture out of their crannies. Although there are funnel web realtives around the ACT region I don't think I have ever seen one.

Interestingly, we have had far fewer spiders inside this summer which we attribute to the ducks grazing through the yard.

I think the spider referred to as a 'violin spider' may be the same as the 'brown recluse' - it looks different to the one I captured: http://australianmuseum.net.au/brown-recluse-spider-email-hoax

Paul

I HATE spiders. Is it an Australian violin back spider? They are similar to redbacks, and very venomous. Kill first and identify later!

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