Atrax modesta Simon
Hadronyche modesta, the Victorian funnel-web spider, is found in Victoria.
A member of the genus Hadronyche, the Victorian funnel-web was first described in 1891, by Simon in the genus Atrax, having been collected from the vicinity of the Melbourne. The type specimen is located in Paris.
A small species compared with other funnel-webs, the Victorian funnel-web has a similar coloration to most other funnel-webs, namely a shiny black carapace and black to dark brown legs and chelicerae, with a matt abdomen with a maroon tinge.
Distribution and habitat
Although these spiders are related to the Sydney funnel-web spider, they have not been implicated in any fatalities or serious envenomations. They are only known to cause general symptoms such as headaches and nausea.
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