How do I know what kind of spider I have?

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How do I know what kind of spider I have?

Look at the size of the legs in proportion to the body. Some spiders have long, thin legs (like the yellow sac), while others have stocky, thick legs (like the wolf spider). Some spiders (such as the lynx spider) have tiny hairs on their legs, while others have spikes (such as the funnel spider) or fur.

What spider looks like a funnel web?

The Sydney Funnel-web Spider, Atrax robustus, is found from Newcastle to Nowra and west as far as Lithgow in New South Wales.

Can I upload a picture of a spider to identify?

It is not possible to upload . zip files or more than one picture per upload. If you have more than one picture of your spider sighting, please upload them separately and copy the description text including the location along with it.

How can I identify a spider in Australia?

The Australian Museum has a common spider photo guide and a web-to-spider identification guide. For further help, call the Museum’s Search and Discovery Unit: (02) 9320 6202. Is it venomous? Gosford Reptile Park and Knockout Pest Control also have a quick identification guides to venomous Australian spiders.

Which is the most dangerous spider in Australia?

Spider Identification Chart features some of venomous and dangerous Australian spiders, with notes on their habitat areas, venom toxicity and spider bite first aid procedures. Click on a Spider for more details.

Where are red back spiders found in Australia?

The Northern tree funnel-web spider is highly venomous and is found in south-eastern Queensland and northern New South Wales as far south as the Hunter Valley region. Area of distribution: Australia-wide. Venom toxicity: The Red-Back spider can inflict a painful bite which can be fatal, especially to the young and elderly.

Where are funnel web spiders found in Australia?

Area of distribution: The Sydney Funnel-Web Spider is a ground dweller, commonly found in moist soil areas along much of the eastern coastal area of New South Wales and Victoria. Venom toxicity: – The Sydney Funnel-Web Spider is one of the world’s most deadly spiders.

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