|VENOM TOXICITY - the bite of Huntsman Spiders is of low risk (non
toxic) to humans. They are a non-aggressive group of spiders. However,
a large individual can give a painful bite. Beware in summer when the
female Huntsman Spider is guarding her egg sacs or young.
Area of distribution - Australia-wide.
Spider Identification - an adult varies greatly
around 15 mm in body length - has long legs - the diameter of an adult
including legs may reach 45 mm - the first 2 pairs of legs are longer
than rear two - it is hairy - buff to beige brown in colour, with dark
patches on the body.
Habitat - a hunter that prefers to live under the flaking bark of trees, under flat rocks and under eaves or within roof spaces of buildings. The Huntsman Spider often wanders into homes and is found perched on a wall. It is a shy, timid spider that can move sideways at lighting-fast speed when disturbed.
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