Redback spiders (Latrodectus hasselti) belong to the Family Theridiidae, which is found worldwide. Female Redback Spiders are black (occasionally brownish) with an obvious orange to red longitudinal stripe on the upper abdomen, with the red stripe sometimes being broken, and an “hourglass” shaped red/orange spot on the underside of the abdomen.
The males’ red markings are often less distinct. The body is light brown with white markings on the upper side of the abdomen and a pale hourglass marking on the underside.
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