Sydney University Department of Medical Entomology Westmead Hospital
Spider & Scorpion Photos
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The Sydney Funnel web

Sydney Funnel web

The Sydney Funnel web, Atrax robustus, the most venomous spider in the world (and its in my backyard!).


The Redback Spider

Redback spider

The Redback spider, Latrodectus hasselti, usually found in garden refuse. The bite from these spiders is intensly painful, but ususally non-fatal.


The Mouse Spider

Mouse spider

A female Mouse spider, Missulena spp., these can deliver a very painful bite and are often mistaken as Funnel web spiders


The White-tailed spider

White-tailed spider

The White-tailed spider, Lampona cylindrata, commonly found around homes. This species has been accused of causing necrotic skin lesions, although evidence is not conclusive.


The Marble Scorpion

Marble Scorpion

The common Marble scorpion from around Sydney, this species can cause a painful sting but is considered to be mostly harmless.


The Brown Scorpion

Brown Scorpion

A large (body around 6cm) Brown scorpion from Northern Territory. This species rarely comes into contact with humans and its potential to cause a severe envemonation is unknown.

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