SOME COMMON SPIDERS FACTS
SOME COMMON SPIDERS FACTS | Spiders are world reality and most interesting thing you do need to go anywhere , your common spider can be found at your house or wall or alone dry place or bark tree or crevice or dark place etc.
Below list of some common spiders facts is given:
Wolf Spiders Description: mostly drab brown with grey and white patterns
Wolf Spiders Diet: arthropods
Wolf Spiders Notes: mostly wandering hunters, but some build burrows. Females carry spiderlings on their backs
Wolf Spiders Size: body up to 1.5 cm; total length up to 8 cm
Wolf Spiders Web: no web for catching prey, spider lings use web for “ballooning”
Wolf Spiders Range: across Australia
Wolf Spiders Habitat: shrubland and woodlands; often found in urban gardens
Redback spiders (Latrodectus hasselti)
Redback spiders Description: female redbacks are black (or sometimes brown) with an obvious orange to red stripe on their abdomen.
Redback spiders Diet: mostly insects
Redback spiders Range: across Australia
Redback spiders Habitat: common in urban areas
Redback spiders Body Size: females are 1 cm while males are 3 – 4 mm
Redback spiders Web: tangled, funnel-like shape from which vertical, sticky catching threads run to ground attachments.
Daddy Long Legs Spiders
Daddy Long Legs Spiders Description: long, thin legs
Daddy Long Legs Spiders Diet: insects and other spiders (particularly redbacks)
Daddy Long Legs Spiders Body Size: up to 1 cm; total length (including legs) up to 10 cm
Daddy Long Legs Spiders Web: irregular
Daddy Long Legs Spiders Range: across Australia
Daddy Long Legs Spiders Habitat: often in and around houses.
White-tailed spiders (Lampona cylindrata and Lampona murina)
White-tailed spiders Description: grey, cigar-shaped body and dark orange-brown banded legs They have a white spot at the tip of their abdomen
White-tailed spiders Diet: mainly other spiders (e.g. black house spiders, red-backs and daddy-long-legs)
White-tailed spiders Range: common in southern Australia
White-tailed spiders Habitat: common in urban areas
White-tailed spiders Body Size: females grow to 18 mm while males grow to 12 mm
Web: no web for catching prey, they hunt at night
White-tailed spiders Bites: white-tail bites cause local pain of limited duration.
Huntsman spiders -brown huntsman (Heteropoda species)
Huntsman spiders Diet: invertebrates (mainly insects)
Huntsman spiders Notes: they commonly enter houses and cars.
Huntsman spiders Bites are uncommon, but can cause local pain of limited duration
Huntsman spiders Body Size: up to 2 cm; total length (including legs) up to 15 cm
Huntsman spiders Web: no web for catching prey
Huntsman spiders Range: across Australia; 94 described species,
Huntsman spiders Habitat: huntsmen live in crevices and under bark and rocks
Huntsman spiders Description: large and long-legged; mostly grey to brown, sometimes with banded legs.
Weaving Spiders Garden Orb
Weaving Spiders Range: across Australia
Weaving Spiders Diet: flying insects
Weaving Spiders Body Size: females grow to 3 cm; males grow to 2 cm
Weaving Spiders Web: suspended, sticky, wheel-shaped orb webs
Weaving Spiders Routine: generally, the spider constructs its web in the evenings and takes it down again at dawn.
Weaving Spiders Habitat: webs are placed in openings between trees and shrubs where insects are likely to fly.
Weaving Spiders Description: stout, reddish-brown or grey spiders with a leaf-shaped pattern on their fat, roughly triangular abdomens. They sometimes have a white or brown dorsal stripe.
Common Spiders of Australia
Family Actinopodidae , Missulena spp. Mouse spiders
- Banded orb-weaving spider,Argiope trifasciata
- Bird-dropping spider, Celaenia excavata
- Christmas Jewel Spider,Austracantha minax
- Enamelled spider,Araneus bradleyi
- Garden orbweb spider.Eriophora pustulosa
- Magnificent spider,Ordgarius magnificus
- Scorpion-tailed spider,Arachnura higginsii
- St Andrew’s cross spider, Argiope keyserlingi
- Tear drop spider or longtailed orb-weaving spider, Argiope protensa
- Two-spined spider, Poecilopachys australasia
- Tent spiders,Cyrtophora spp.
- Wheelweaving orbweaving spider, Eriophora transmarina