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Orb-weaving spider (several families)Celaenia excavata

1 Bird-dropping spider at Mount Painter

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Celaenia excavata at Mount Painter - 6 Jun 2019
Celaenia excavata at Mount Painter - 6 Jun 2019
Celaenia excavata at Mount Painter - 6 Jun 2019
Celaenia excavata at Mount Painter - 6 Jun 2019
Celaenia excavata at Mount Painter - 6 Jun 2019

Identification history

Orb-weaving spider (several families) Celaenia excavata 16 Jun 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Orb-weaving spider (several families) Celaenia excavata 8 Jun 2019 CathB

Author's notes

Only 2 mm across, first seen dangling from an acacia branch. I couldn't make out its head at all at the time, but it can just be resolved in the photos.

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Omoedus marginatus (Jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 18 Aug 2019
Nyssus albopunctatus (White-spotted swift spider) at Mount Painter - 12 Aug 2019
Salticidae sp. 'Golden palps' (Unidentified jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 7 Aug 2019
Salpesia sp. (genus) (Salpesia Jumping Spider) at Mount Painter - 2 Aug 2019
Phryganoporus candidus (Foliage-webbing social spider) at Mount Painter - 14 Jun 2019
Sciaridae sp. (family) (Black fungus gnat) at Mount Painter - 14 Jun 2019
Crematogaster sp. (genus) (Acrobat ant, Cocktail ant) at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2019
Tapeigaster sp. (genus) (Heteromyzid fly) at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2019
Tinea sp. (genus) (A fungus moth) at Mount Painter - 16 May 2019
Tinea sp. (genus) (A fungus moth) at Mount Painter - 9 May 2019
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 6 Apr 2019
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 3 Apr 2019
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Painter - 2 Apr 2019
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 2 Apr 2019
Maratus chrysomelas (Variable Peacock Spider) at Mount Painter - 2 Apr 2019
Termitoidae sp. (informal group) (Unidentified termite) at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2019
Iridomyrmex rufoniger (Tufted Tyrant Ant) at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2019
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2019
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 26 Mar 2019
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Painter - 26 Mar 2019
Rutilia (Donovanius) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Mount Painter - 26 Mar 2019
Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Mount Painter - 25 Mar 2019
Tettigoniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Mount Painter - 24 Mar 2019
Leptogaster sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Painter - 23 Mar 2019
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Painter - 16 Jan 2019
Diphucrania sp. (genus) (Jewel beetle) at Mount Painter - 11 Jan 2019
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Mount Painter - 11 Jan 2019
Diphucrania sp. (genus) (Jewel beetle) at Mount Painter - 28 Dec 2018
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Painter - 5 Dec 2018
Helea ovata (Pie-dish beetle) at Mount Painter - 4 Dec 2018
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Mount Painter - 11 Nov 2018
Salticidae sp. 'Golden palps' (Unidentified jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 11 Nov 2018
Homotrysis cisteloides (Darkling beetle) at Mount Painter - 11 Nov 2018
Chalcididae sp. (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at Mount Painter - 10 Nov 2018
Trichophthalma laetilinea (Tangled Vein Fly) at Mount Painter - 15 Oct 2018
Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Mount Painter - 15 Oct 2018
Hyalarcta nigrescens (Ribbed Case Moth) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2018
Limacodidae sp. (family) (A cup moth) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2018
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2018
Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2018
Cryptandra amara (Bitter cryptandra) at Mount Painter - 26 Sep 2018
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 26 Sep 2018
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 24 Sep 2018
Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Mount Painter - 12 Sep 2018
Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at Mount Painter - 26 Aug 2018
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 6 Aug 2018
Leptospermum continentale (Prickly Teatree) at Mount Painter - 25 Jun 2018
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 24 May 2018
Diuris hybrid at Mount Painter - 24 May 2018
Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Mount Painter - 28 Apr 2018
Diplodium truncatum (Little dumpies) at Mount Painter - 26 Apr 2018
Ceromitia leptostica (A fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 26 Apr 2018
Chorista australis (Autumn scorpion fly) at Mount Painter - 21 Apr 2018
Orthodera ministralis (Garden mantis) at Mount Painter - 20 Apr 2018
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2018
Ceromitia leptostica (A fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2018
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2018
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2018
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2018
Pisauridae sp. (family) (Water spider) at Mount Painter - 13 Apr 2018
Casbia pallens (Pale Casbia) at Mount Painter - 5 Apr 2018
Orgyia anartoides (Painted Apple Moth) at Mount Painter - 5 Apr 2018
Pompilidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Spider wasp) at Mount Painter - 5 Apr 2018
Hednota bivittella (Webworm) at Mount Painter - 23 Mar 2018
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Mount Painter - 22 Mar 2018
Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 14 Mar 2018
Hispellinus multispinosus (Spiny leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 14 Mar 2018
Teleogryllus commodus (Black Field Cricket) at Mount Painter - 14 Mar 2018
Urocoma baliolalis (Browntail Gum Moth) at Mount Painter - 14 Mar 2018
Phoracantha recurva (Yellow Phoracantha borer) at Mount Painter - 14 Mar 2018
Calperum sp. (genus) (A recently described genus of pygmy cricket) at Mount Painter - 14 Mar 2018
Psychanisa sp. (genus) (A case moth) at Mount Painter - 9 Mar 2018
Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Mount Painter - 9 Mar 2018
Myrmarachne sp. (genus) (Unidentified Ant-mimic jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 9 Mar 2018
Crabroninae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified solitary wasp) at Mount Painter - 5 Mar 2018
Spectrotrota fimbrialis (A Pyralid moth) at Mount Painter - 5 Mar 2018

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