Redback Widow Spider Latrodectus hasselti

Redback Widow Spider
Redback Widow Spider
Redback Widow Spider
The Redback Widow Spider, also called the Australian Black Widow, is native to Australia, New Zealand and a small part of Southeast Asia. It is mainly nocturnal, hiding in the day. The adult female is recognisable by a rounded black body (about 10mm long) with a red stripe on the back and a red hourglass shape on the underside. The web is irregular and untidy, but strong and stores prey. It is one of the more venomous members of the global Black Widow family causing severe pain but unlikely to kill an adult human.