This page contains pictures and information about Grey
House Spiders that
we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Body length 7mm
Grey House Spiders build
tangled webs under stones, against fences or walls. They have the row of
spines on the tip of the fourth legs, which are used to comb out wide swathes
of silk to entangle their prey. This spider is common in backyards in
- This spider builds untidy tangled webs near walls and amongst
trees. The web may or may not include a curled leaf as a retreat. The body shape looks
like a Red-back Spider. The body is mottled
cream-brown and the legs are red-brown. In the 1st photo above there were two
egg-sacs. One egg-sac the young spiders had hatched. The 2nd photo shows a male (smaller) approaching
- Picture shows Comb-footed Spider feeding on small lizard.
- 1. Wildlife
of Greater Brisbane - Queensland Museum 1995, p27.
- 2. Grey
house spider - The Find-a-spider Guide for the Spiders of
Southern Queensland, Dr Ron Atkinson, 2007.
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