The Black House Spider (Badumna insignis) is a common species of cribellate Australian spider found throughout Australia, including Tasmania. They have been introduced to New Zealand and Japan.

Pictured here is the female Black House Spider, and it is believed to be gravid.

Black House Spider (Badumna insignis)
Black House Spider (Badumna insignis), Alice Springs, NT
Black House Spider (Badumna insignis)
Black House Spider (Badumna insignis), Alice Springs, NT
Black House Spider (Badumna insignis)
Black House Spider (Badumna insignis), Alice Springs, NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Chelicerata
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Infraorder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Desidae
  • Genus: Badumna
  • Species: B. insignis
  • Binomial name: Badumna insignis

Footnote & References

  1. Australian spider identification page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/1743343242607376
  2. Badumna insignis (Black House Spider), Spiders of Australia, http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=1853