Common Name and Latin Name
The Common Name and Latin Name are as follows:
Common Name (s): Black House Spider
Latin Name: Badumna insignis
What do the Black House
Spider eat? What is its prey?
The Black house spiders eats:
Is the Black House Spider
All types (except Uloboridae) are poisonous! The Black house
spider is not deadly to humans but can give a nasty bite that
- Local swelling
In some cases:
- In rear cases:
- Skin lesions may develop as a result
of multiple bites.
How big is the Black House
Female Black house spiders grow as large as 18mm with a leg span
of 30mm, and like most spiders the male is smaller growing to
Where does the Black House
Spider live, what is its habitat?
The Black house spider can be found in:
What is the average life
span of the Black House Spider?
The Black house spider lives for around 2 years.
Facts and Information about
the Black House Spider
Did you know the following facts about the arachnid commonly
known as the Black House Spider?
- Fact One - The web made by the Black
house spider often looks like a funnel web, however they are
not funnel web spiders.
- Fact Two - The Black house spiders web is
normally very messy and made up of triangular shapes.
- Fact Three - The Black house spiders web
will have a nest were it spends most of its time until prey
is felt in the web, the nest has a funnel shape leading to
- Fact Four - Female Black house spiders
will only leave their webs if they are forced to.
- Fact Five - Black house spiders repaired
and enlarge their webs daily.
- Fact Six - Male Black house spider leave
their webs in order to search for a female to mate with.
- Fact Seven - Once a male Black house
spiders finds a female, he will pluck at her web in order to
catch her attention.
- Fact Eight - When the coast is clear and
the female is ok with the male, the male will approach to
- Fact Nine - Unlike a lot of spiders they
may stay together for a few days and mate few more times
before the male leaves.
- Fact Ten - Inside the web retreat the
female will lay and make a few egg sacks.
- Fact Eleven - The female will stay and
protect the eggs until they have hatched.
Classification of the Black
Species of spiders are classified according to shared physical
characteristics. Spider taxonomy is the science of finding,
describing, classifying and naming organisms in a hierarchical
system. This method of classification helps when a description
of 40,000 spiders is required! The organization of living things
have seven major categories: Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order,
Family, Genus, Species. The classification of the Black House
Spider is as follows:
(Kingdom relates to the highest taxonomic group into which
organisms are grouped; one of five biological categories: Monera
or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia) :
(Phyla are groups of classes. A series of animals or plants
genetically connected with shared characteristics. The second
biggest grouping in taxonomy. Arthropoda are jointed-foot
invertebrates: arachnids, crustaceans, insects etc
A Class is a taxonomic group containing one or more orders.
Arachnid consist of any of the eight-legged creatures, including
spiders and scorpions, of the class Arachnida
A taxonomic order, within the class Arachnida (spiders)
The Subclass is nother taxonomic category below a class and
above an order which helps in the classification process
Another taxonomic category below an order and above a genus
which helps in the classification process.
Another taxonomic category below a family and above the level of
species which helps in the classification process.
Species: B. insignis
Specis is a taxonomic group whose members can interbreed.
Spider Exterminators - Pest
Generally speaking, people do not like spiders especially Black
House Spiders and most of all, do not want them in their homes!
There are many forms of pest control and ways to exterminate
spiders such as Black House Spiders. There are spider
exterminators, services, spider zappers, spider traps, spider
repeller, spider catchers, spider traps for the removal and
extermination process. Advice is available on subjects such as
pest controls, pest prevention, spider catchers, spider
exterminators and how to kill spiders like Black House Spiders.
Some people would like to eliminate spiders from there homes
completely, this can be very difficult as an open window on a
summers day will allow spiders in, even opening your front door
when entering and leaving will allow pesky spiders in. It is
very easy to get rid of Black House Spiders by catching them
yourself. Its best not to kill spiders as they are very
important in controlling the level of other insects that are