House spider (Grey ) Badumna longinqua
Scientific name: Badumna longinqua
Synomyn. Badumna Longinquus
Common name: Australian Grey House Spider, Grey House Spider
Badumna longinqua is an Australian immigrant. of a body length: female: 14 mm male: 11 mm This species is commonly found in retreats of leaves and tangled webbing in green shrubs, tree trunks, logs, It is also found in buildings and on car bodies rock walls and buildings (in window frames, wall crevices, etc).It feeds on insects such as flies, moths, beetles.
Badumna longinqua itself is the favourite food of the whitetail spider.
The female spider never leaves her web unless forced to, but keeps on repairing it - old webs look untidy , grey and woolly from constant additions of silk.Its toxicity is uncertain; this species probably has the potential to cause mild illness but is rarely aggressive towards humans. It hunts only at night.
Badumna longinqua in its daytime retreat.
The spider in defensive posture
Badumna longinqua photographed at night time sitting in its untidy web.