We have all seen the posts "What sort of Spider is this??" So we have compiled a handy list of the four most common Spider's we come across on a daily basis, to help you identify what your dealing with!
BLACK HOUSE SPIDER
Female up to 1.6cm, Male 1cm. Front dark brown to black with a grey abdomen with white markings. They are timid spiders and rarely bite.
Commonly found in homes, in funnel-shaped webs, often in corners of windows etc.
Bite is not lethal, but can cause a lot of pain, with some side effects such as nausea, vomiting, sweating etc.
RED BACK SPIDER
Females up to 1.4cm, Black with an red/orange stripe on abdomen. Males 0.4cm with less distinct markings
Commonly found under furniture, fence caps, rubbish bins.
Highly venomous, bites most often happen in the afternoon or evening
Females up to 1.8cm, Males 1.2cm. Dark grey with a long body with a white spot on tip of abdomen
Night hunters, they feed on webbing spiders, especially the black house spider.
Bites cause burning pain followed by itchiness and swelling
Female 3.5cm, Male 2cm. They have patterns include radiating lines on the carapace (front of the body) and scroll-like patterns on the abdomen
Hunting spiders, who live in burrows or leaf litter, known to chase down their pray of crickets and spiders
Bites can be painful with itchiness and swelling
If you suspect you have been bitten by a Spider always seek medical attention
If you have a spider you require identification just send us a picture, we would be happy to help!
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