Female, ventral
Adelaide Hills
Theridiid Spider
Cupboard Spider (Steatoda cf grossa)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Comb-footed Spider (Theridiidae)
Species: Cupboard Spider (Steatoda cf grossa)
This Photo:     Dorsal
Other name: Brown House Spider

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
These will make you sick for a few days if bitten. It's related to the redback, so it's quite understandable.
It's possibly a different species (as with the case with all our inverts), but S. grossa originated in Canada.

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This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)