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The Trapdoor Spider got its name from the silky lid that it builds to seal the entery to its burrow which looks like a trap door. Unlike funnel-web spiders , the burrows of the Sydney Brown Trapdoor Spider have no silk trip-lines extending out from the rim and they are found in more open ground. It is not dangerously venomous and looks quite different from the shiny brown-black appearance of funnel-web spiders, with which, being similar in size, it is often confused.
The spider's brown body has a dusty look about it, with golden brown hairs and greyish bars on the abdomen 1.5-3.0 cm body length.While the male trapdoor spiders have a small mating spur halfway along the first pair of legs, this is a another difference from funnel-web Spider.
The Sydney Brown Trapdoor Spider lives in silk-lined burrows which are found in lawns, gardens and open bush land through out Sydney, it helps control insects by trapping the ground-dwelling insects and other arthropods such as beetles, cockroaches, crickets, slaters, spiders and even moths that stray too near the burrow entrance.
The trap door spider is found around around most of Australia and Sydney,
Although often mistaken for funnel-web spiders, the bite of a trapdoor spider is not as dangerous, but may be painful and cause some local swelling. Apply a cold pack to relieve pain and seek medical attention if you are bitten .
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