Australia is well known for its unique and fascinating wildlife. Some of the less obvious examples include the huge array of spiders, a few of which are deadly whilst most are quite harmless to man. Found in virtually every one of the world's habitats, spiders vary widely in appearance and habit, and like all aspects of nature, become more fascinating the more we observe and learn about them.

© Howard Birnstihl

Huntsman spiders are among the most common in our environment but this orange version, neosparassus, also known as olios is one that is rarely seen. A look at those yellow eyebrows makes us wonder why this fellow only comes out at night.

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