General Description

Abdomen long and dark grey with a dull white patch at the end. Legs red-brown, front two pairs point forward. Males have two pairs of pale spots on the abdomen. Body up to 1 cm long (male), 2 cm long (female).


White-tailed Spiders often wander, hunting at night to catch other spiders. They are known to hide inside houses during the day, in beds and clothing.


Southern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Under bark and rocks, also inside buildings.

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