Redback Spider (species: Latrodectus hasselti) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Latrodectus hasselti
Redback Spider

©Arthur Davie: One of two Latrodectus hasselti under steps at Suntory House, Lizard Island Research Station.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Arachnida
Order Araneae
Family Theridiidae
Genus Latrodectus
Species Latrodectus hasselti

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Redback spiders are not often seen at at Lizard Island Research Station. The photographed specimen (Suntory House, Feb 2022) is the first known record for many years. Previously, individuals have been seen infrequently in unused aquarium tubs at LIRS and also under cones at the Lizard Island airstrip.

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