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Melbourne's Spiders

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Climbing spider
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Red-back spider


Red and Black spider

Red and Black spider

This tiny Red and Black spider only grows to about 12mm and is quite common in the garden. Due to its colouring, it is often confused with the Red-back spider. It is not dangerous and its bite will only cause a small amount of local swelling.

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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