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Huntsman Spiders

Huntsman spiders are gentle giants and frequently find their way into peoples houses.

Spiders Bushland Pest Control

Noongar Names: Kara (Spider)

Scientific Name: Lycosa spp.

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss

Will they visit?: They can establish a home in a garden

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Under bark or rocky crevices

Diet: Insects, invertebrates, and small animals

Water: Not required

ReWild Benefit: Pest Control

ReWild Benefits

Spiders control pests (such as other spiders) around the garden and benefit our neighbourhoods as we work to drive a healthy environment for our community. If you see a spider, you can record your sighting on the Atlas of Living Australia and help scientists monitor populations. It is a great place to find the name of different spider species.

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