General Description

Spider very flattened with a red-brown cephalothorax and a grey-brown abdomen. Front legs longer than the back legs. Ends of legs dark brown to black. Body up to 2 cm long (male), 4 cm long (female).


Social Huntsmen live in groups, usually several females with young spiders. They feed on insects and other invertebrates. They are the largest huntsman in Australia and live for about 2 years.


South-western and eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Inside houses, under bark and woodpiles, in cracks and crevices of trees or stumps.

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