Spiders in Melbourne

In Melbourne, the humid conditions are very suitable for spiders due to the wide variety of prey to feed on, including insects and other spiders. They are visible during the summer, especially after a shower of rain. The most commonly seen spiders include the white-tailed spiders, huntsman spiders, and house spiders

Spiders in Melbourne

Spiders in Melbourne Identification Chart

Common Spiders in Melbourne

Black House SpiderGarden Wolf SpiderLong Bodied Cellar Spider

Biggest Spiders in Melbourne

Flat Huntsman SpiderLichen Huntsman Spider

Most Dangerous Spiders in Melbourne

Redback SpiderWhite-tailed SpiderBlack House Spider

Most Venomous Spiders

Comb-Footed Spiders

Male Redback Spider Redback Spider (Latrodectus hasseltii) - The Redback spider, often called the Australian black widow, comes from places in Australia. Nowadays, you can find it all over Australia and even in New Zealand.… Continue Reading >

Huntsman Spiders

Avondale Spider Image Avondale (Delena cancerides) - The Avondale spider comes from the huntsman spider family. It got its name from a place called Avondale in Auckland. Some people also call it the social huntsman or flat huntsman spider.… Continue Reading >

  • Lichen Huntsman Spider (Pandercetes gracilis)

House Spiders

Black House Spider Size Black House (Badumna insignis) - The Black House Spider, sometimes called the common black spider, calls Australia home. But, you can also spot them in Japan and New Zealand. They have a dark, strong look but are quite shy.… Continue Reading >

Wolf Spiders

  • Garden Wolf Spider (Tasmanicosa godeffroyi)
  • Little Striped Wolf Spider (Venatrix furcillata)

White‐Tailed Spiders

White Tail Spider White-tailed (Lampona cylindrata & Lampona murina) - Discover the intriguing world of the white-tailed spider, known scientifically as Lampona murina and Lampona cylindrata. Both these spiders hail from the Lampona genus, which means ‘to shine’.… Continue Reading >

Australian Funnel-web Spiders

  • Victorian Funnel-web Spider (Hadronyche modesta)

Mouse Spiders

  • Red-headed Mouse Spider (Missulena occatoria)
  • Eastern Mouse Spider (Missulena bradleyi)

Less Venomous Spiders

Cellar Spiders

Long Bodied Cellar Spider Long Bodied Cellar (Pholcus phalangioides) - The long-bodied cellar spiders are quite interesting! Often seen in America's dark and damp spots, they have really long legs. This is why some folks call them daddy-long-legs.… Continue Reading >

House Spiders

Grey House Spider Size Grey House (Badumna longinqua) - The Grey house spider is a fascinating creature from the Desidae family, originally from eastern Australia. But guess what? These spiders have traveled far and wide!… Continue Reading >

Wishbone Spiders

  • Melbourne Trapdoor Spider (Stanwellia grisea)