Danger level: Medium
Recent studies show the venom of the White-tailed spider causes no major danger to humans and is limited to mild local pain.
Whit-ish tip at end of abdomen
1.2-1.8cm in length, legs can span up to 2.8cm across slender
Typically dark reddish to grey in colour with dark orange-brown banded legs
Behaviour: Active hunters and wander about at night, hunting other spiders.
See your doctor if the skin starts to blister or ulcerate.