Will they visit?: They can establish a home in a garden located near large reserves
Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region
Maratus speciosus – suzieandjim (CCBYNC)
Maratus personatus – suzieandjim (CCBYNC)
Maratus pavonis – suzieandjim (CCBYNC)
Maratus pavonis – Cheryl Macaulay (CCBYNC)
Maratus karrie – Cheryl Macaulay (CCBYNC).jpg 1
Maratus karrie – Cheryl Macaulay (CCBYNC)
Maratus – Keith Martin-Smith (CCBYNCND)
Maratus – Jean Hort (CCBYNCSA).jpg 1
Habitat at a Glance
See Habitat Guide for more detail
Shelter: Jumping Spiders will readily use a variety of habitats.
Water: Not required
ReWild Benefit: Pest Control
Habitat Guide - Shelter
They do not construct webs and roam freely amongst low shrubs and leaf-litter found in the garden. They are peaceful and not aggressive.
Habitat Guide - Food and Water
Providing natural sources of food
Peacock spiders feed on insects attracted to the garden. Plant small shrubs and clumping grasses to provide foraging habitat in the garden. They also hunt for insects living amongst mulch and leaflitter around home gardens.
Providing sources of water
Spiders control pests (such as annoying flies and mozzies) 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.