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Orb-weaving Spiders

They all share the ability to make suspended, sticky webs and some can be several meters wide!

Spiders Bushland Heathland Pest Control

Noongar Names: Kara (Spider)

Scientific Name: Family Araneidae

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss

Will they visit?: The Golden Orb-weaving Spider (Nephila spp.), Garden Orb-weaving Spider (Eriophora spp.), and Christmas Spiders (Austracantha minax) are common in home gardens.

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Orb-weaving Spiders will readily use a variety of habitats.

Diet: Invertebrates

Water: Not required

ReWild Benefit: Pest Control

ReWild Benefits

Spiders control pests (such as annoying flies) around the garden and benefit our neighbourhoods as we work to drive a healthy environment for our community. If you see a spider, you can record your sighting on the Atlas of Living Australia and help scientists monitor populations. It is a great place to find the name of different spider species.

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