|VENOM TOXICITY - the bite of the Black House Spider is poisonous
but not lethal. Certain people bitten experience severe pain around the
bite site, heavy sweating, muscular pains, vomiting, headaches and giddiness.
First aid and medical attention (ambulance) should be sought as soon as
Area of distribution - Australia-wide.
Spider Identification - adults are about
15 mm in body length and of a dark brown to black velvet textured appearance.
Habitat - this spider spins a lacy, messy
web and is prefers dry habitats in secluded locations. It is commonly
found in window framing, under eaves, gutters, in brickwork, sheds, toilets
and among rocks and bark. Electric lights attract their prey - moths,
flies, mosquitoes and other insects.
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