white tailed spider
is found in most parts if Australia, often roaming about inside
This spider has a dark grey cylindrical body about 15mm in length,
and both sexes usually have a white strike or spot just above the
spinnerets at the end of the abdomen. Bites by this spider can definitely
cause skin damage, and somtimes uclers at least one centimeter in
is found in all parts of Australia except in the hottest deserts and
on the coldest mountains. It is the only highly dangerous spider winth
an Australia-wide distrubution.
Red-backs are very common in the summer.The action of its venom is
It can attack all the nerves of the body and in severe cases, a paralysis
which may lead to death.
A first bite is only painful as a minor insect sting.
After a few minutes the pain becomes intense and spreads to other
parts of the body.
black house spider
is very common houshold spider which can usually be found in an untidy
funnel-like web in the corners of windows in garages or in crevices
in trees. The old web looks dense,
thick and grey, the spider can often be seen at night repairing or
adding to its web.
It is a brown-ish black or grey spider, the body of which usually
does not grow longer than 1.5cm.
Persons bitten by this spider have complained of severe pain around
the area of the bite and have occasionally suffered generalised sweating,
weakness and sometimes vomiting.