Cold and drought drive Black Widows and other arachnids indoors. If you’re in spider country, keep alert while unpacking.  #RePin by AT Social Media Marketing - Pinterest Marketing Specialists ATSocialMedia.co.uk

Cold and drought drive Black Widows and other arachnids indoors. If you’re in spider country, keep alert while unpacking. #RePin by AT Social Media Marketing - Pinterest Marketing Specialists ATSocialMedia.co.uk

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The redback spider (Latrodectus hasseltii) is a dangerous spider endemic to Australia. It is a member of the genus Latrodectus, the widow spiders, which are found throughout the world. The female is easily recognisable by her black body with a prominent red stripe on the upper side (i.e. the back) of her abdomen.

The redback spider (Latrodectus hasseltii) is a dangerous spider endemic to Australia. It is a member of the genus Latrodectus, the widow spiders, which are found throughout the world. The female is easily recognisable by her black body with a prominent red stripe on the upper side (i.e. the back) of her abdomen.

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Redbacks are considered one of the most dangerous species of spider in Australia.[2] The redback spider has a neurotoxic venom that is toxic to humans with bites causing severe pain, often for over 24 hours. An antivenom is commercially available, and since its introduction in 1956 there have been no deaths due to Redback bites.

Redbacks are considered one of the most dangerous species of spider in Australia.[2] The redback spider has a neurotoxic venom that is toxic to humans with bites causing severe pain, often for over 24 hours. An antivenom is commercially available, and since its introduction in 1956 there have been no deaths due to Redback bites.

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Latrodectus hasseltii close.jpg The redback spider (Latrodectus hasseltii) is a species of venomous spider indigenous to Australia. It is a member of the cosmopolitan genus Latrodectus, the widow spiders.   I found in North Carolina June  2016

Latrodectus hasseltii close.jpg The redback spider (Latrodectus hasseltii) is a species of venomous spider indigenous to Australia. It is a member of the cosmopolitan genus Latrodectus, the widow spiders. I found in North Carolina June 2016

Cate Blanchett is 'fierce, sexy and scary' as redback spider in Del Kathryn Barton's 'genre-busting' RED

Cate Blanchett is 'fierce, sexy and scary' as redback spider in Del Kathryn Barton's 'genre-busting' RED

Sydney funnel-web spider  Australia is well known for its creepy-crawlies and in particular its spiders. All the bugs here are bigger, quicker and nastier than most other places on earth. Heading up the list though is the Sydney funnel web spider. Whilst the funnel web is actually responsible for less bites than the notorious redback spider, the funnel web wins out with its stronger venom which it is much more capable of delivering. But it is the Sydney funnel web’s well earned reputation of…

Sydney funnel-web spider Australia is well known for its creepy-crawlies and in particular its spiders. All the bugs here are bigger, quicker and nastier than most other places on earth. Heading up the list though is the Sydney funnel web spider. Whilst the funnel web is actually responsible for less bites than the notorious redback spider, the funnel web wins out with its stronger venom which it is much more capable of delivering. But it is the Sydney funnel web’s well earned reputation of…

University of Adelaide researchers say a small wasp that scientists had forgotten about for more than 200 years is now making a name for itself -- as a predator of Australia's most common dangerous spider, the redback.

University of Adelaide researchers say a small wasp that scientists had forgotten about for more than 200 years is now making a name for itself -- as a predator of Australia's most common dangerous spider, the redback.

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