|St Andrews Cross Spiders|
LOW RISK TO HUMANS - environmentally beneficial
The bite of the St Andrews Cross is of low risk to humans.
They are a non-aggressive group of spiders.
There are no reported instances of any serious consequences of human contact with these spiders ... excepting the fright of walking into their large web and the spider crawling over the person involved.
Area of distribution - found across Australia, including Tasmania.
Size - the size of an adult is about 15 mm in body length.
Habitat - this spider is a web-weaver usually found in summer in garden areas around the home.
This spider is considered beneficial as it spins a large web to snare flying insects, such as flies and mosquitoes.
The St Andrews Cross Spider usually sits in the middle of it's web forming a cross, as illustrated.
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