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  Red House Spider (Nesticodes rufipes)





Red House Spider | Nesticodes rufipes photo
Female Red House Spider close-up. The body is enlarged with eggs soon to be laid. This is a fairly common indoor spider. It is the same shape as the Redback spider, but a bit smaller..

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Red House Spider | Nesticodes rufipes photo
Female Red House Spider. The body is about size of a small pea. This spider is often found indoors in undisturbed spots e.g. behind doors or around skirting board corners.

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



RED HOUSE SPIDER FACTS

Description
The Red House Spider is reddish-brown in colour. Similar in shape to Redback spider.

Size
10mm.

Habitat
Builds tangled web. Common around houses, under eaves, and undisturbed areas indoors

Food
insects caught in its tangled web

Notes
No bites known.



Classification
Class:Arachnida
Order:Araneomorphae
Family:Theridiidae
Genus:Nesticodes
Species:rufipes
Common Name:Red House Spider