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Redback


Redback - Lacrodectus hasselti

Size:
Female 12 - 15 mm
Male 3 - 4 mm
Habitat:
Webs are messy with leaves and litter scattered throughout. They appear loose and unstructured. Often found in sheds, garages, under furniture and many other placed around the home and garden.
Risk to Humans and Pets:
High Risk, as the female venom is highly toxic which creates immense pain, sickness and in some events, death if antivenin is not administered
Distribution: (Red dots are hot spots