|Former Scientific Name||
Nocturnal. Builds a silky retreat under bark for moulting and laying eggs. The egg sac is a flattish silken capsule which is aggressively guarded by the female.
The first two pairs of legs are much longer than the hind pairs. A dark triangular patch (hence the name 'badge') is found on the underside of the abdomen.
Mainly found in Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales, but occurs across Australia.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia