The Black Wishbone Spider is a medium to large black spider with large downward pointing fangs. their burrow is d like a wishbone. The burrow is near vertical and lined with silk and sometimes branched into a y-shape or wishbone shape. This is why they are called wishbone spiders. The burrow does not have a trap door. The spider sits at the entrance and pounce on passing prey.
Body Length: Male 25mm, Female: 35mm
They feed at night waiting at the burrow entrance to ambush passing insects.
The male wanders at night looking for a mate, especially after rain in spring and autumn.
The Wishbone Spider has large fangs and can inflict a deep and painful wound, but the venom is not as toxic to humans as the Sydney Funnel-web.
|Common Name:||Black Wishbone Spider|