Funnel web spider
There are several species of funnel web spider (Atrax robustus and Hadronyche sp.) found throughout Australia. The best known of these is the Sydney funnel web spider, Atrax robustus. The male of this species is Australia's most dangerous spider, and is capable of causing death in as little as 15 minutes.
Redback spiders, also known as jockey spiders, are members of the widely distributed Latrodectus genus, or widow spiders. Other members include the black widow (L. mactans) and brown widow (L. indistinctus) of North America, the thirteen-spotted spider (L. tredecimguttatus) of Europe and the katipo (L. katipo) of New Zealand
White tailed Spiders
White tailed spiders are readily identifiable by their cylindrical body shape and the presence of a white or grey spot on the end on their abdomen. They are active hunters, preying upon other types of spiders, and may be found roaming inside houses, especially in warmer weather
Mouse spiders (Missulena sp.), which belong to the trapdoor family of spiders. They make vertical burrows lined with silk, and with a door at the entrance. Mouse spiders are aggressive, and will adopt an attacking posture when threatened, rearing up on their hind legs.
Spiders commonly found in Australia
Includes Huntsman, Black Widow, Orb weaving, trapdoor, wolf and jumping spiders
Ants and Ticks
Stinging ants such as Jumper and Bull ants, Fireants and paralysis tick
- Scorpions, caterpillars and beetles