|VENOM TOXICITY - the bite of the Trap-Door Spider is of low risk
(non toxic) to humans. It is a non-aggressive spider - usually timid but
may stand up and present it's fangs if harassed. Rarely bites - but if
so it can be painful.
Area of distribution - Australia-wide.
Spider Identification - an adult is about
35 mm in body length - brown to dark brown in colour - heavily covered
with fine hairs. The male has distinct boxing glove-shaped palps, that
is, the two "sensory feelers" at front of it's head.
Habitat - this spider is a ground dweller,
with a burrow retreat lined with silk of up to 250 mm in depth and around
25 mm in width - prefers nesting in drier exposed locations - often has
a wafer-like lid on the burrow entrance. Trap-Door Spiders are commonly
found in the drier open ground areas around the home.
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