What good are spiders?
Apart from their intrinsic right to be here, spiders do humans a power of good as well.
The amazing world of insects and spiders!
Little Marbled Scorpion
Is a relatively small species and found in the greater Melbourne region.
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Can live for more than three years and are known to occur in the greater Melbourne region.
Some Wolf Spiders shelter in permanent burrows, others wander during the day.
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Also known as the Christmas spider or jewel spider.
Black Rock Scorpion
Lives in cleared areas beneath rocks or logs in burrows and is found in the greater Melbourne region.
A nocturnally active spider that you may encounter on the ceiling of your house.
Red Headed Mouse Spider
Lives in burrows in the ground, often in banks of rivers and creeks, and is sometimes found in suburban gardens.
White-tailed Spiders often wander, hunting at night to catch other spiders.
Victorian Funnelweb Spider
Lives in silk-lined burrows with strands of silk that radiate away from the entrance to help catch prey.
Brown House Spider
This spider makes a tangled web of sticky threads that attach to the ground or floor.