General Description

Cephalothorax and legs shiny black, oval abdomen dark brown to black. Fangs are visible when threatened. Body up to 2 cm long (male), 3 cm long (female).


Victorian Funnelweb Spiders live in silk-lined burrows with strands of silk (called trip-wires) that radiate away from the entrance to help catch prey. They rear-up when threatened, exposing their large fangs. During late summer and autumn, males wander in search of females and may enter buildings.


South-eastern Victoria.


Burrows in the ground.

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