Spiders & Mites


Brazilian Wandering Spider – Phoneutria sp.

A tropical species which found its way to the Falklands among imported bananas. It is not established here, nor likely to but is extremely venomous.

Crab Spider – Petrichus niveus

A native hunting crab spider that is commonly found throughout the Falklands archipelago and mainland South America.

False Widow – Steatoda grossa

Steatoda grossa, commonly known as the cupboard spider, the dark comb-footed spider, the brown house spider (in Australia), or the false black widow (though several other species are known by these names), is a common species of spider in the genus Steatoda.

House Spider – Tegenaria domestica

The spider species Tegenaria domestica, commonly known as the barn funnel weaver in North America and the domestic house spider in Europe, is a member of the funnel-web family Agelenidae and a close relative of the hobo spider.