The redback spider (Latrodectus hasseltii) is a dangerous spider endemic to Australia. It is a member of the genus Latrodectus, the widow spiders, which are found throughout the world. The female is easily recognisable by her black body with a prominent red stripe on the back of her abdomen. Females have a body length of about 1cm while the male is smaller, being only 3 to 4 mils long. The redback spider is one of few arachnids which usually display sexual cannibalism wile mating.
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Australian Redback Spider This close relative of the black widow is found in all parts of the continent of Australia. The female redback is much larger than the male. She is approximately a whopping 1 cm long, while the male is 3-4 mm long. The female redback's body is pea-sized, and she has a red stripe on her back along with a red hourglass shape on her belly. The male is light brown, and the hourglass marking is usually pale and the dorsal (back) stripe is white. The redback is a web…