Females mature in approximately four months and can live for 2-3 years. The smaller male matures in about 90 days and lives for 6-7 months. The round egg sacs are 1 cm wide, suspended within the web. They are woolly and white, turning brown over time. Each egg sac contains approximately 250 eggs. Spiderlings are cannibalistic and will eat unhatched eggs and other spiderlings.
Black, round body with very obvious orange to red stripe on their upper abdomen.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Spiderlings disperse in the wind to new locations.
Carnivore. Eats mainly insects but can also catch and eat small lizards, male trapdoor spiders and king crickets. They are eaten by Daddy Long-legs spiders and white-tailed spiders.
Builds webs in dry, sheltered sites such as amongst rocks, in logs, shrubs, stacked materials, sheds or outdoor furniture and toilets. Found in habitats ranging from bushland to urban areas.
Native to Australia