Hadronyche modesta

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Hadronyche modesta
Victorian funnelweb02.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Hexathelidae
Genus: Hadronyche
Species: Hadronyche modesta
(Simon, 1891)

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.[1]


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.[1]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The Victorian funnelweb is found in southeastern Australia from the vicinity of Melbourne east through the Dandenong Ranges, East Gippsland and the Bellarine Peninsula.[1]


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.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Gray, Michael R. (24 November 2010). "A revision of the Australian funnel-web spiders (Hexathelidae: Atracinae)". Records of the Australian Museum. 62 (3): 285–392. doi:10.3853/j.0067-1975.62.2010.1556. ISSN 0067-1975. 
  2. ^ "Victorian Funnel-web Spider". Museum Victoria. Retrieved 2015-10-29. 

External links[edit]

Data related to Hadronyche modesta at Wikispecies Media related to Hadronyche modesta at Wikimedia Commons