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.

Spiders in Queensland

Spiders in Queensland Identification Chart

Common Spiders in Queensland

Black House SpiderLong Bodied Cellar Spider

Biggest Spider in Queensland

Coastal Whistling Spider

Most Dangerous Spiders in Queensland

Redback SpiderWhite-tailed SpiderGarden Orb Web Spider

Most Venomous Spiders

Orb-Weaver Spiders

Garden Orb Weaver Spider Garden Orb Weaver Spider (Eriophora pustulosa) - The Garden Orb Weaver Spider is a fascinating creature found mainly in Australasia. These spiders belong to the orb weaver family, and they have some cool traits.… Continue Reading >

Giant Wood Spider Web Giant Wood Spider (Nephila pilipes) - Meet the Nephila Pilipes! This golden orb-weaver spider calls many places home, from Asian countries like China and India to faraway Australia. It's one of the biggest orb-weaving spiders out there.… Continue Reading >

Funnel-web Spiders

Northern Tree Funnel-Web Northern Tree Funnel-web (Hadronyche formidabilis) - The Northern Tree Funnel-web spider is native to Australia and is part of the mygalomorph spider group. Known for its high venom level, it's considered one of the world's deadliest spiders.… Continue Reading >

  • 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)
  • 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 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

  • Little Striped Wolf Spider (Venatrix furcillata)

Mouse Spiders

  • Eastern Mouse Spider (Missulena bradleyi)

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 >

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 Tarantulas

  • Coastal Whistling Spider (Selenocosmia crassipes)

Less Venomous Spiders

Orb-Weaver Spiders

St. Andrews Cross Spider Image St. Andrews Cross (Argiope keyserlingi) - Did you know there's a spider named after a cross pattern? It's called the St. Andrews Cross spider. This spider lives in Australia and makes a web that looks like a special cross.… Continue Reading >

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 >

Trapdoor Spiders

  • Brisbane Trapdoor Spider (Arbanitis longipes)