HEXATHELIDAE - FUNNEL-WEB SPIDER

FACT FILE - 027

Family

Hexathelidae

Species

Hadronyche venenata
(Hickman, 1927)

Body Length

Female: 18-25mm
Male: 18-2mm

Habitat

Forest, ground level under decaying log. Builds a silken tube into the ground from under large rocks.

Toxicity

Highly venomous. Treat as being extemely dangerous. Seek medical advice if bitten.

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funnel

Female

fangs

View showing large fangs with droplets of poison.

fangs

View showing mites attached to carapace.

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Male.

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Male. Facing view.

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Male palps. Photo: Alison McNeice

Male.