The five major spider species in Melbourne are:
White Tail Spider
Can be identified by its long cigar shaped body and distinctive white tip on the tail. Usually found inside homes at floor level hiding under household or office items.
Are almost identical to White Tail Spiders without the white tip. Similar habits to White Tail Spiders but are generally less common.
Are a relatively large spider that move very fast when approached and can exhibit a aggressive behavior when provoked. Often seen on walls and ceilings and does not attempt to hide.
Black House Spider
Is usually an “outside” spider that builds lots of messy and disorganised webs around windows and under eaves. They particularly like the areas under patio roofs with skylights. Also common in gardens, along fences, in playground equipment, on clotheslines, and under the lip of the council ‘wheelie bins’.
Also known as the Black Widow, they are highly venomous, the female Redback lives in an untidy web in a warm sheltered location, commonly near or inside human residences.
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