Guest Carolandcraig

Red-back or not red-back

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    Guest Carolandcraig

    Hi all,

    Whilst going to fetch the washing in i happen to stumble upon this little spider that was busy spinning its web at the top of the drying line/rack.

    Just wondered if anyone could shed anylight as to what it is as it has a very prominate stripe but its not red.

    Also picture two shows a "funnel web" which was taken at a local beach any clues as to what weaved it?

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    Guest kangomik

    Not a red back mate, they are much nicer looking than that.

    There are a few spiders that make a funnel type web around the garden.

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    Guest guest3462

    Red-back Spider Latrodectus hasseltii

     

    Spider of Victoria series

     

     

    Identification

     

    The female Red-back Spider is easily recognised because of her distinctive body colours and shape. The body has a characteristically pea-shaped abdomen and the legs are long and slender. The upper side of the abdomen usually has a broad red stripe, while the underneath always has an hourglass-shaped red mark. Juvenile females have white markings on the abdomen. The female’s body is about 10 mm long, excluding the legs.

     

    From the Victoria Museum! www.museumvictoria.com.au

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    Guest Carolandcraig
    Doesn't look like a redback - more like a whitestripe!!

     

    See the pics of the redback I found in our shed with a dead mouse in its web

     

    http://www.pomsinadelaide.com/forum/barbie/14920-mouse-v-redback.html

     

     

    Wow, nice pics, however after doing a google search for a white stripe spider, it doesnt come up with anything.

    it does however show a redback with a white stripe and various articles do say that some male and young female redbacks can have a white stripe.

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    Guest Carolandcraig
    Not a red back mate, they are much nicer looking than that.

    There are a few spiders that make a funnel type web around the garden.

     

    Saw the web at a local beach and never saw a web like it before, i was just curious as to what spider would weave a web like it

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