Redback Spider native to Australia is a member of the venomous widow spiders. Other common names include red-striped spider, red-spot spider, jockey spider, Murra-ngura spider, Kapara spider and the Kanna-jeri spider.
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 back of her abdomen. Females have a body length of about 1cm while the male is smaller, being only 3 to 4 mils long. The redback spider is one of few arachnids which usually display sexual cannibalism wile mating.
REDBACK SPIDER: This is a member of the deadly widow family of spiders, as in Black Widow, but the Australian version. The female is easily recognisable by her black body with a prominent red stripe on the upper side of her abdomen. Females have a body length of about a centimetre while the male is smaller, being only 3 to 4 millimetres long. Like its Black cousin, the Redback spider is one of few arachnids which display sexual cannibalism while mating.
The redback spider (Latrodectus hasseltii), also known as the jockey spider, is a species of venomous spider indigenous to Australia. It is a member of the cosmopolitan genus Latrodectus, the widow spiders. The adult female is easily recognised by her black body with a prominent red stripe on the upper side of her abdomen. Females have a body length of about 10 millimetres (0.4 in), while the male is much smaller, being only 3–4 mm (0.12–0.16 in) long. Adult female.
Redback Spider - This spider might be relatively small compared to other Australian spider species, but it is actually one of the deadliest. The scary thing is that these spiders can be found in suburban backyards hiding under chairs, tables or even play equipment. They are easily distinguishable by the bright strip of red on their body.
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.