Avondale SpiderAppearance: Large spider, body length 30mm, leg span up to 200mm. Eats moths and flies. An active hunter. Uses webbing only in association with egg sac and as a dragline for safety. They are nocturnal and like to hide during the day in dark, dry places. In their natural habitat, which is under loose-fitting bark of wattle trees, they live in large colonies. Around houses they hide in attics, under corrugated iron, behind pictures and bookcases, and in sheds and garages.