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Melbourne's Spiders

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Climbing spider
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Red-back spider


Melbourne Trapdoor spider

Melbourne Trapdoor spider

Despite the name, this Melbourne Trapdoor spider doesn’t actually have a ‘trap door’ at the entrance to its burrow. You may come into contact with the males when they go looking for females in late Autumn and Winter. They can give you a painful bite but the venom is not dangerous.

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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