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The Brown House spider (badumna longinqua) resembles the black house spider except that it is usually brown rather than black in colour and has more obvious surface markings on its abdomen. It appears to be much more common than the black house spider in coastal South-east Queensland. This species is commonly found in retreats of leaves and tangled webbing in green shrubs, tree trunks, logs, It is also found in buildings and on car bodies rock walls and buildings (in window frames, wall crevices, etc). It feeds on insects such as flies, moths, beetles. Badumna longinqua itself is the favourite food of the whitetail spider. The female spider never leaves her web unless forced to, but keeps on repairing it - old webs look untidy , grey and woolly from constant additions of silk. Its toxicity is uncertain; this species probably has the potential to cause mild illness but is rarely aggressive towards humans. It hunts only at night.
Reply:  Looks like a brown house spider - glen

26 September, 2016
Dear Cool Slider site, Found this spider today, need help identifying it... Thank you, Jon

Reply:  Looks like a black house spider - glen

15 December, 2015:
Hello, found this guy on accident, almost squished it with my hand. It was moving very slowly, granted it os very cold right now. I live in Northern California, Sonoma County. I think its a black house spider but not sure. Any help identifying it is appreciated. Thanks Megan

Reply:  I think it is a black house spider - glen

15 May, 2008:
Hi Glen, Could you tell me what this spider is? It lives in my bathroom window. I live in Northern California, Sonoma County. Thank you!

31 August, 2005:
Thanks a lot Glen. Here are a few more images I took today when I fed the spider :)
Enjoy, Dragan