Latrodectus hasselti
(Redback Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Latrodectus hasselti, commonly known as Redback Spider, belongs to the genus Latrodectus, in the family Theridiidae. Latrodectus hasselti spiders have been sighted 3 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Latrodectus hasselti includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Latrodectus hasselti is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of February.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Theridiidae
  • Genus: Latrodectus
  • Species: Latrodectus hasselti

Other Common Names

Redback Spider


Thorell, 1870

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Sightings Overview

There have been 3 confirmed sightings of Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on January 19, 2019 by Spider ID member stickit. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 3 sightings because of certain Latrodectus hasselti sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 67% of the time, Latrodectus hasselti spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 3)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Latrodectus hasselti has been sighted 2 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (2).

Location and Range

Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: Australia.


Latrodectus hasselti has been primarily sighted during the month of February.

  • January: 1
  • February: 1
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  • June: 1
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Featured Pictures

Picture of Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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