Badumna

Badumna, a genus, comprising of intertidal spiders, is indigenous to the continents of Australia, Asia, and America.

Badumna Spider

Scientific Classification

List of Spiders Belonging To This Genus

Badumna arguta Badumna bimetallica Badumna blochmanni
Badumna exilis Badumna exsiccata Badumna guttipes
Badumna hirsuta Badumna hygrophila

Black House (Badumna insignis)

Badumna javana

Grey House (Badumna longinqua)

Badumna maculata
Badumna microps Badumna pilosa Badumna scalaris
Badumna senilella Badumna socialis Badumna tangae

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: The females are larger than the males, though the size differs from one species to the other.

Color: The spiders of this genus have a dark body, with a light shade on their abdomen. 

Eggs

The eggs of most of the species of this genus are white and round.

Spiderlings

The juveniles are also small, with most of them dispersing from their mother on maturation.

The Web

Spiders of this genus weave webs for trapping their prey, though the pattern differs from one species to the other. The black house spider (Badumna insignis) makes a messy web with a funnel-shaped retreat situated at the center or corner of their mesh.

Are Spiders of the Badumna Genus Venomous

The venom of these spider species is known to cause no harm to humans.

Quick Facts

Lifespan Approximately two years
Distribution Continents of Asia, America, and Australia
Habitat Human structures and buildings, as well as rough-barked trees
Diet Bees, butterflies, ants, flies, beetles and wasps

Did You Know

  • Swedish arachnologist, Tamerlan Thorell described the Badumna for the first time in 1890.
  • The black house spider or Badumna insignis is the most popular species of this genus.

Image Credits: australianmuseum.net.au

Badumna, a genus, comprising of intertidal spiders, is indigenous to the continents of Australia, Asia, and America.

Badumna Spider

List of Spiders Belonging To This Genus

Badumna arguta Badumna bimetallica Badumna blochmanni
Badumna exilis Badumna exsiccata Badumna guttipes
Badumna hirsuta Badumna hygrophila

Black House (Badumna insignis)

Badumna javana

Grey House (Badumna longinqua)

Badumna maculata
Badumna microps Badumna pilosa Badumna scalaris
Badumna senilella Badumna socialis Badumna tangae

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: The females are larger than the males, though the size differs from one species to the other.

Color: The spiders of this genus have a dark body, with a light shade on their abdomen. 

Eggs

The eggs of most of the species of this genus are white and round.

Spiderlings

The juveniles are also small, with most of them dispersing from their mother on maturation.

The Web

Spiders of this genus weave webs for trapping their prey, though the pattern differs from one species to the other. The black house spider (Badumna insignis) makes a messy web with a funnel-shaped retreat situated at the center or corner of their mesh.

Are Spiders of the Badumna Genus Venomous

The venom of these spider species is known to cause no harm to humans.

Quick Facts

Lifespan Approximately two years
Distribution Continents of Asia, America, and Australia
Habitat Human structures and buildings, as well as rough-barked trees
Diet Bees, butterflies, ants, flies, beetles and wasps

Did You Know

  • Swedish arachnologist, Tamerlan Thorell described the Badumna for the first time in 1890.
  • The black house spider or Badumna insignis is the most popular species of this genus.

Image Credits: australianmuseum.net.au

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