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Red-headed Mouse Spider

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
Order: Araneae
Family: Actinopodidae
Genus: Missulena
Species: occatoria