General Description

Cephalothorax and legs red, sometimes orange. Abdomen black, sometimes with a bluish tinge. Tips of legs black. Body up to 1.5 cm long.


Red and Black Spiders build flat, horizontal webs (sheet webs) with a few irregular, tangled strands. Males wander in search of females during the day in summer and may come indoors. The egg case has a woolly appearance and is suspended in the web built from a few irregular strands under bark, stones or logs.


South-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


On or near the ground, under bark, logs, stones and in leaf litter.

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