|VENOM TOXICITY - the bite of the St Andrews Cross is of low risk
(non-toxic) to humans. They are a non-aggressive group of spiders.
Area of distribution - Australia-wide.
Spider Identification - adult 5 to 15 mm
in body length - abdomen striped yellow and brown - as illustrated. The
St Andrews Cross Spider usually sits, upside down, in the middle of it's
web forming a cross - as illustrated.
Habitat - this spider is a web-weaver usually
found in summer in garden areas around the home. It is considered beneficial
as it spins a large web to snare flying insects, such as flies and mosquitoes.
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