Funnel-web spiders are spiders that build funnel-shaped webs, which they use as burrows or to trap prey. Three distinct spider families are known popularly as funnel-web spiders, but they are all ...About 40,000 spider species, and 109 families have been recorded by taxonomists. Over twenty different classifications that have been proposed since 1900. p3. Almost all spiders are predators, and most eat insects. They catch their prey in several ways. Some build a spider web, and some use a thread of silk that they throw at the insect. Some ...

Our spider web poster makes a great Halloween poster - maybe the kids could draw their own spider on the web, or use spider stickers? Web Spelling Jigsaw The word "web" is a nice short word to learn to spell - so this jigsaw is perfect for early learners, especially at Halloween!Different types of spider bites. Spider bites are best considered in three medically relevant groups: big black spiders, redback spiders and all other spiders. Big black spiders are funnel web spiders and any large black-looking spiders that may be a funnel web spider. Patients bitten by big black spiders must be managed as a medical emergency.Fortunately, widow spiders are non-aggressive and rarely bite. When bites do occur they happen when the female is provoked, for example, when an unwitting person presses down on a spider that is resting beneath a log or rock. See fact sheet 5.605, Western Widow Spider for additional information. Brown Recluse spider