Is This Spider Dangerous?
When in doubt, give the spider some space!
Many native spiders are harmless, and are great buddies to have around the garden, as they will eat up bugs, flies, mosquitoes, and in some cases - even other spiders! But there are definitely some spiders that you don't want to get too close too, such as Funnel-webs or Redback Spiders. So please be careful.
Moth or Butterfly?
Although they are very similar, there are a few ways you can tell a moth from a butterfly.
The most obvious is when you are likely to see each. Butterflies are active during the day and most moths fly at night. Though there are a few moths, such as the Queensland Day Moth Alcides metaurus and the Jacob's Coat Moth Agarista agricola, which fly during the day.