Red-headed Mouse Spider (Missulena occatoria)

The Red-headed Mouse Spider is a large, robust spider, females larger than the males.

Males Spiders have a bright red head and a gun-metal blue abdomen.

The Red-headed mouse spiders live in deep burrows.

Males spiders prowl around in April and May looking for mates, often out in the open.

Red-headed Mouse Spiders can be found in southern Australia in areas with plenty of vegetation.

Venom is toxic.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Family: Actinopodidae
Genus: Missulena
Species: occatoria
Last Updated: 29-12-2018