Funnel Web - Hadronyche and Atrax spp
1 cm - 5 cm body length
Ground dwelling spider, sheltered, cool and moist habitats. They are commonly found in dense shrubs or rocks, under logs and leaf litter, and are rarely open situations eg: turfed areas. The entrance to the Funnel Webs burrow usually has long strings of silken web that act as an alert mechanism for the spider, should an insect come into contact with them.
Risk to Humans and Pets:
Extremely aggressive. Venom is very toxic and has been known to cause death in some instances.