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White tail spider

Lampona cylindrata (or Lampona murina)


(Spider #15) This brown spider with long cigar shaped abdomen comes complete with ashen white tip on the end. This was tiny and certainly a young specimen


Often found in homes. Always on the floor, they are not inclined to climb. They are a significant predator on other spiders in your home.


They are attributed with nasty recurring stings including necrosis but much of the evidence is circumstantial and questionable.

No species ID suggestions

1 Comment

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

It's a pity these seem to like dry warm tight places... like in houses where you store your clothes or bedding.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.80, Long: 145.28

Spotted on Feb 25, 2012
Submitted on Feb 25, 2012

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