Spiders are distinct from other insects in that they generally have eight legs instead of six, and their bodies are divided into two parts, rather than three.
Likewise, they often contain organs that can produce and spin silk for making webs. Australia is home to approximately 10,000 spider species, only 2,700 of which have been described.
It is important to be familiar with Australia's most common spider species and how to treat their bites. For this reason, the chart below provides information on how to treat bites from 10 of Australia's most common spider species.
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If you are interested in learning more about Australia's diverse array of spider species, check out the following articles in our Resource Library: