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Orb-weaving spider (several families)Celaenia calotoides

1 Bird-dropping spider at Evatt, ACT

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Celaenia calotoides at Evatt, ACT - 6 Dec 2013
Celaenia calotoides at Evatt, ACT - 6 Dec 2013
Celaenia calotoides at Evatt, ACT - 6 Dec 2013
Celaenia calotoides at Evatt, ACT - 6 Dec 2013
Celaenia calotoides at Evatt, ACT - 6 Dec 2013

Identification history

Orb-weaving spider (several families) Celaenia calotoides 12 Jul 2019 KimPullen
Unidentified 11 Jul 2019 Tim L

Author's notes

An historical sighting from 2013 of a truly beautiful and remarkable female spider, which I think might have been Celaenia calotoides Rainbow. The spider was observed over a 4-month period during which time she constructed 5 of her sea-mine shaped eggsacs, made from silk and parts of a certain moth species, which I understand she caught by emitting pheromone mimicking chemicals. The first image shows her red head and eyes, with her long legs drawn together around her head. The second image shows her constructing an eggsac and the third image her dealing with one of the many moths she caught. The fourth image shows two of the completed eggsacs. At the bottom of the final image one of the many hatched spiderlings had spun a silk thread across the rear spines on her body and hung from it for several days. The spider was eventually killed by a White-tailed spider.

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(family) (Unidentified Green lacewing) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Aug 2019 Allocosa palabunda (Palabunda wolf spider) at Evatt, ACT - 8 Aug 2019 Anthela ocellata (Eyespot anthelid moth) at Evatt, ACT - 29 Jul 2019 Ectropis excursaria (Common Bark Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 27 Jul 2019 Lampona sp. (genus) (White-tailed spider) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Jul 2019 Conoeca guildingi at Evatt, ACT - 10 Jul 2019 Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) (Unidentified bark louse) at Evatt, ACT - 7 Jul 2019 Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Jul 2019 Venatrix sp. (genus) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Jun 2019 Oxycanus silvanus (Pale Oxycanus) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Jun 2019 Oxycanus silvanus (Pale Oxycanus) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Jun 2019 Ectropis sp. (genus) (An engrailed moth) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Jun 2019 Sidymella trapezia (Crab spider) at Evatt, ACT - 5 Jun 2019 Bdellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Snout Mite) at Evatt, ACT - 28 May 2019 Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Evatt, ACT - 27 May 2019 Unidentified Centipede (Chilopoda) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 24 May 2019 Lampona sp. (genus) (White-tailed spider) at Evatt, ACT - 11 May 2019 Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Apr 2019 Fraus simulans (Varied Fraus Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 5 Apr 2019 Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Evatt, ACT - 5 Apr 2019 Conocephalus sp. (genus) (A Tussock Katydid) at Evatt, ACT - 4 Apr 2019 Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Mar 2019 Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Evatt, ACT - 20 Mar 2019 Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Evatt, ACT - 19 Mar 2019 Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Evatt, ACT - 18 Mar 2019 Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Mar 2019 Orthaga thyrisalis (Teatree Web Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Mar 2019 Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Mar 2019 Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Mar 2019 Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Evatt, ACT - 27 Jan 2019 Enicospilus sp. (genus) (An ichneumon wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 Tasmanicosa godeffroyi (Garden Wolf Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 Sceliphron laetum (Common mud dauber wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 24 Dec 2018 Oedaleus australis (Australian Oedaleus) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Dec 2018 Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Evatt, ACT - 8 Dec 2018 Sceliphron formosum (Formosum mud-dauber) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Dec 2018 Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Dec 2018 Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Evatt, ACT - 21 Nov 2018 Pentatomidae (family) (Unidentified Shield or Stink bug) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Nov 2018 Unidentified Spider (Araneae) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Nov 2018 Dicranolaius bellulus (Red and Blue Pollen Beetle) at Evatt, ACT - 19 Sep 2018 Metura elongatus (Saunders' case moth) at Evatt, ACT - 15 Sep 2018 Metura elongatus (Saunders' case moth) at Evatt, ACT - 15 Sep 2018 Dasybasis sp. (genus) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 29 Dec 2017 Anthela ocellata (Eyespot anthelid moth) at Evatt, ACT - 29 Dec 2017 Eriophora sp. (genus) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Dec 2017 Megachile (Hackeriapis) oblonga (A Megachild bee) at Evatt, ACT - 23 Dec 2017 Sceliphron formosum (Formosum mud-dauber) at Evatt, ACT - 19 Dec 2017 Plebs bradleyi (Enamelled Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Dec 2017 Chloroclystis filata (Filata Moth, Australian Pug Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 4 Dec 2017 Cyclosa fuliginata (species-group) (An orb weaving spider) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Dec 2017 Calliphora sp. (genus) (Unidentified blowfly) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Dec 2017 Thomisidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Nov 2017 Helpis minitabunda (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 13 Nov 2017 Neosparassus sp. cnm3 (genus) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Nov 2017 Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 14 Oct 2017 Mituliodon tarantulinus (Prowling spider) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Oct 2017 Isopeda sp.(genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Oct 2017 Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Evatt, ACT - 5 Oct 2017 Cyneoterpna wilsoni (Wilson's Grey) at Evatt, ACT - 27 Sep 2017 Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 18 Nov 2015 Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Nov 2015 Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 30 Oct 2015 Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Oct 2015
Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Evatt, ACT - 8 Nov 2019
Anax papuensis (Australian Emperor) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Oct 2019
Cornu aspersum (Common Garden Snail) at Evatt, ACT - 17 Oct 2019
Mituliodon tarantulinus (Prowling spider) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Oct 2019
Netelia sp. (genus) (An Ichneumon wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 5 Oct 2019
Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Evatt, ACT - 4 Oct 2019
Rainbowia sp. (genus) (A mite) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Sep 2019
Glycaspis sp. (genus) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 18 Sep 2019
Allocosa palabunda (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Sep 2019
Uresiphita ornithopteralis (Tree Lucerne Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Sep 2019
Ectropis excursaria (Common Bark Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Sep 2019
Mythimna convecta (Common Armyworm) at Evatt, ACT - 19 Aug 2019
Chrysopidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Green lacewing) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Aug 2019
Allocosa palabunda (Palabunda wolf spider) at Evatt, ACT - 8 Aug 2019
Anthela ocellata (Eyespot anthelid moth) at Evatt, ACT - 29 Jul 2019
Ectropis excursaria (Common Bark Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 27 Jul 2019
Lampona sp. (genus) (White-tailed spider) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Jul 2019
Conoeca guildingi at Evatt, ACT - 10 Jul 2019
Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) (Unidentified bark louse) at Evatt, ACT - 7 Jul 2019
Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Jul 2019
Venatrix sp. (genus) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Jun 2019
Oxycanus silvanus (Pale Oxycanus) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Jun 2019
Oxycanus silvanus (Pale Oxycanus) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Jun 2019
Ectropis sp. (genus) (An engrailed moth) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Jun 2019
Sidymella trapezia (Crab spider) at Evatt, ACT - 5 Jun 2019
Bdellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Snout Mite) at Evatt, ACT - 28 May 2019
Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Evatt, ACT - 27 May 2019
Unidentified Centipede (Chilopoda) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 24 May 2019
Lampona sp. (genus) (White-tailed spider) at Evatt, ACT - 11 May 2019
Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Apr 2019
Fraus simulans (Varied Fraus Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 5 Apr 2019
Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Evatt, ACT - 5 Apr 2019
Conocephalus sp. (genus) (A Tussock Katydid) at Evatt, ACT - 4 Apr 2019
Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Mar 2019
Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Evatt, ACT - 20 Mar 2019
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Evatt, ACT - 19 Mar 2019
Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Evatt, ACT - 18 Mar 2019
Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Mar 2019
Orthaga thyrisalis (Teatree Web Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Mar 2019
Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Mar 2019
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Mar 2019
Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Evatt, ACT - 27 Jan 2019
Enicospilus sp. (genus) (An ichneumon wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Dec 2018
Tasmanicosa godeffroyi (Garden Wolf Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Dec 2018
Sceliphron laetum (Common mud dauber wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 24 Dec 2018
Oedaleus australis (Australian Oedaleus) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Dec 2018
Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Evatt, ACT - 8 Dec 2018
Sceliphron formosum (Formosum mud-dauber) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Dec 2018
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Dec 2018
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Evatt, ACT - 21 Nov 2018
Pentatomidae (family) (Unidentified Shield or Stink bug) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Nov 2018
Unidentified Spider (Araneae) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Nov 2018
Dicranolaius bellulus (Red and Blue Pollen Beetle) at Evatt, ACT - 19 Sep 2018
Metura elongatus (Saunders' case moth) at Evatt, ACT - 15 Sep 2018
Metura elongatus (Saunders' case moth) at Evatt, ACT - 15 Sep 2018
Dasybasis sp. (genus) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 29 Dec 2017
Anthela ocellata (Eyespot anthelid moth) at Evatt, ACT - 29 Dec 2017
Eriophora sp. (genus) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Dec 2017
Megachile (Hackeriapis) oblonga (A Megachild bee) at Evatt, ACT - 23 Dec 2017
Sceliphron formosum (Formosum mud-dauber) at Evatt, ACT - 19 Dec 2017
Plebs bradleyi (Enamelled Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Dec 2017
Chloroclystis filata (Filata Moth, Australian Pug Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 4 Dec 2017
Cyclosa fuliginata (species-group) (An orb weaving spider) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Dec 2017
Calliphora sp. (genus) (Unidentified blowfly) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Dec 2017
Thomisidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Nov 2017
Helpis minitabunda (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 13 Nov 2017
Neosparassus sp. cnm3 (genus) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Nov 2017
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 14 Oct 2017
Mituliodon tarantulinus (Prowling spider) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Oct 2017
Isopeda sp.(genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Oct 2017
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Evatt, ACT - 5 Oct 2017
Cyneoterpna wilsoni (Wilson's Grey) at Evatt, ACT - 27 Sep 2017
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 18 Nov 2015
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Nov 2015
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 30 Oct 2015
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Oct 2015

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.064104-35.213342
  • Places Evatt, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 6 Dec 2013 5:47 PM Recorded on
  • Tim L Recorded by
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