Red back spider

A invertebrate red back spider has been around the state.There diet is insects and its habitat is most areas and including near buildings.there habitat is most areas and including near buildings.there scientific name is latrodectus hasselti and there ranks are species.


Bite/Sting

Can be highly venomous. Symptoms include localised increasing pain and sweating at the bite site, muscular weakness, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting and convulsions.

Identifying Characteristics

Body dark brown to black with a small cephalothorax and large abdomen. Red hour-glass marking underneath the abdomen, and a wide, red stripe at back of the abdomen. Juveniles have additional white markings. Body up to 4 mm long (male), 1 cm long (female).

Biology

Redbacks rarely leave their web and, if threatened, fall to the bottom of the web and pretend to be dead. They only bite if touched and usually feed on insects.

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