Spiders in Queensland

Queensland has a wide variety of spiders in its various environments. Most areas with greenery and shrubbery include about 700 spider species. Though several of them contain venom deadly enough to incapacitate a man, like the redback spider, they are generally not aggressive creatures. The activity of most spiders peaks during the summer.

Common Spiders: Black House Spider, Long Bodied Cellar Spider

Biggest Spider: Coastal Whistling Spider

Most Dangerous Spiders: Redback Spider, White-tailed Spider, Garden Orb Web Spider

Spiders in Queensland

Most Venomous

Orb-Weaver Spiders

Funnel-web Spiders

  • Toowoomba Funnel-web Spider (Hadronyche infensa)
  • Greater Lamington Funnel-web Spider (Hadronyche valida)
  • Lesser Lamington Funnel-web Spider (Hadronyche lamingtonensis)
  • Monteith’s Funnel-web Spider (Hadronyche monteithi)
  • Northern Rivers Funnel-web Spider (Hadronyche formibabilis)
  • Wet Tropics Funnel-web Spider (Hadronyche anzses)
  • Conondale Funnel-web Spider (Hadronyche raveni)

Huntsman Spiders

  • Lichen Huntsman Spider (Pandercetes gracilis)

House Spiders

  • Black House Spider (Badumna insignis)

Wolf Spiders

  • Little Striped Wolf Spider (Venatrix furcillata)

Mouse Spiders

  • Eastern Mouse Spider (Missulena bradleyi)

Comb-Footed Spiders

White‐Tailed Spiders

  • White-tailed Spider (Lampona cylindrata)

Australian Tarantulas

  • Coastal Whistling Spider (Selenocosmia crassipes)

Less Venomous

Orb-Weaver Spiders

Cellar Spiders

  • Long Bodied Cellar Spider (Pholcus phalangioides)

Trapdoor Spiders

  • Brisbane Trapdoor Spider (Arbanitis longipes)