This book highlights the 85 confirmed species and 21 species either recorded within 100 km of the Australian Gold Coast or potentially present there. It brings together the authors’ observations gathered since the late 1980s in addition to existing records. Included in the description for the 85 confirmed species is information on size, a short description of the male and female, some key identification features generally included in binomial keys used to identify the species, preferred habitat (including whether they are likely to be encountered in the lowlands, foothills or hinterland of the city), behavioural characteristics, Australian distribution, remarks and information specific to the City of Gold Coast and South East Queensland, a selection of records (not exhaustive) from within the City of Gold Coast and any similar local species also known to occur within the city. For the additional 21 species present in the local vicinity there is information on size, a short description, preferred habitat, and remarks and information specific to South East Queensland and northern New South Wales. Also included is a glossary of more commonplace and technical terms used in the descriptions, and a list of selected references.