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Frequently Asked Questions

Melbourne's Spiders

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Climbing spider
Spider web
Red-back spider


Brown house spider

Brown House spider

You can see why our Brown house spider often gets confused with a Red-back. They are related to the Red-back and share a very similar body shape, but they don’t usually have a red stripe on the abdomen and never have a red hourglass marking underneath. A bite from this spider may make you feel sick, give you a headache and may cause blistering at the around the bite.

Visit the Victorian Spiders database for more details.

Brown House spider

Bird Dropping spider

Funnel-web spider

Golden Orb spider

Leaf Curling spider

Melbourne Trapdoor spider

Red and Black spider

Red-back spider

White Flower spider

White Tail spider

Wolf spider

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