Hobart Backyard Farmer

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Arachnophobes Beware

Not in my yard, but at Mount Field National Park. This spider (a species that I have never seen before) was hanging out with its babies on a web by the river. Would love to know the species if anyone wants to share.

Tasmanian Spider

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  1. Hi there! Been lurking about your blog the last hour or so admiring the vegetables (mainly the orchids), it’s so wonderful to see what other people are growing here in Hobart – thank you for sharing! (Especially that pale Disa and the Angraceum – lovely)

    Is the spider by any chance a ‘Megadolomedes johndouglasi’ previously “misidentified as a type of spider found on the mainland [Megadolomedes australianus]” (–>from: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-11/tasmanian-man27s-interest-in-spiders-pays-off/5385308)

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      April 8, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      I think you might be on to something with that I.D. Great work. Thanks for your kind comments, hope you keep lurking about. Since you like orchid posts, I might just do some more 🙂

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