Mark Newton
Mt Remarkable National Park, South Australia

Mark Newton - WILD South Australia

Hello and Welcome

Herein you will discover many images of South Australian wildlife, with much of my work coming from the Murraylands Morgan area. My particular interest in arachnids led to self publishing a book on Australian scorpions in 2008 that covered husbandry and general biology. I also established 'the Spiral Burrow' web site, the most informative site available on Australian scorpions, which is now gradually transferring to this new site.

My interest in spiders has taken me down the road of identification under the microscope using species specific characters otherwise not available to the naked eye - this opens up a whole new world, as so many species simply go unidentified or lumped into similar looking known species. Where possible I do my best to identify species of invertebrates via published research and correspondence with experts. This is necessary as I want to feel confident about species identification, otherwise only using images for matching is largely guesswork and can potentially lead to the propagation of misinformation. With reptiles and birds identification is generally a far simpler process as these groups are very well studied and documented, with far fewer species.

Please feel free to use any of my images for the purpose of non-profit education, I just ask that you include a link to this web site for every image. Any questions please contact me: scorpion@thedailylink.com. 

Purchasing books and/or navigating to other advertised material is a great support for this page.

Thanks for looking and enjoy the site. Mark Newton


A Guide to Keeping Australian Scorpions

NEW - Spider Field Guide

The Torch I use to Locate Scorpions - Purchase Here

Wild South Australia Youtube Channel



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Insects

Rhytidoponera mayri with a Sclerolaena diacantha diaspore. This is an example of myrmecochory, where the plant offers a nutrient reward for disperal by ants of the diaspore to a  nutrient rich point away from the parent plant

Spiders

Nephila edulis   ( juvenile)

Centipedes

Cormocephalus aurintipes

Reptiles

Pogona barbata ?

Frogs

Neobatrachus pictus tadpoles

Crustaceans

Branchinella australiensis   (Male)

Scorpions

Urodacus armatus

Birds

Wedge-Tailed Eagle    -    Courtship Sequence

Scenery

Innes NP, SA

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