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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.
REDBACK SPIDER Generally found in Australia, these spiders carry lethal neurotoxins which can cause serious harm to a human body and may kill a person if there is no anti-venom available for treatment. Most bites occur during summers and are inflicted by the female redbacks as they are more toxic, larger in size and survive four times longer than a male redback.
Redbacks are considered one of the most dangerous species of spider in Australia. 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.
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…