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

Common Spiders: Black House Spider, Garden Wolf Spider, Long Bodied Cellar Spider

Biggest Spiders: Flat Huntsman Spider, Lichen Huntsman Spider

Most Dangerous Spiders: Redback Spider, White-tailed Spider, Black House Spider

Spiders in Melbourne

Most Venomous

Comb-Footed Spiders

Huntsman Spiders

  • Flat Huntsman Spider (Delena cancerides)
  • Lichen Huntsman Spider (Pandercetes gracilis)

House Spiders

  • Black House Spider (Badumna insignis)

Wolf Spiders

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

White‐Tailed Spiders

  • White-tailedSpider (Lampona cylindrata)

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

Cellar Spiders

  • Long Bodied Cellar Spider (Pholcus phalangioides)

House Spiders

Wishbone Spiders

  • Melbourne Trapdoor Spider (Stanwellia grisea)