General Description

Spider flattened with long legs directed forwards. Coloured grey-brown with varying patterns on the abdomen. Legs sometimes with dark bands. Body up to 3 cm long (males), 5 cm long (females).


Huntsmen hunt at night for invertebrates on walls and ceilings in houses. In the bush, they often shelter during the day beneath loose bark of native trees. They live for about two years.


Eastern Mainland Australia.


Under bark in woodland and dry sclerophyll forests, often inside houses and cars.

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