How to Draw a Redback Spider

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Redback Spider in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Redback Spider.

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How to Draw a Redback Spider - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Begin by drawing the head as a small uneven circle

Step 2: Next, draw the eyes and pincers on the left side of the head

Step 3: Draw the round body coming out of the right side of the head

Step 4: Draw the pattern on the body by making two lines that meet at a point on the right side of the body

Step 5: Draw four legs on the left side, making the middle legs shorter. Make the legs with a few sharp corners to show the joints

Step 6: Draw four identical legs on the right side. Copy the image exactly

Interesting Facts about the REDBACK SPIDER

The Redback Spider is a member of the arachnid family and the scientific term for them is Latrodectus hasselti. The proper name for this spider represents the colored stripe on top of its abdomen. Other common names for this species are the Red-Striped Spider, Red-Spot Spider, Jockey Spider, Murra-Ngura Spider, Kapara Spider, and Kanna-Jeri Spider.

Did you know?

  • The animal was first documented in 1870.
  • Females can grow up to 10 millimeters long.
  • Males can grow up to 4 millimeters long.
  • The female can store sperm from the male for 2 years.
  • There can be up to 250 eggs laid during mating season.
  • A bite to a human may cause pain for 24 hours.
  • There is a medicine that prevents death in humans from their bite since 1956.
  • They wait up to 20 minutes to eat their food after killing it.

This glossy black and poisonous spider is a native to Australia. The babies can hatch in a week after the eggs are laid. It also takes a week for humans to completely recover from being bitten by this animal. This creature is one of the few species to consume its partner after mating, in order to supply itself with enough nutrition to carry out the maternal duty, similar to the habit of the Black Widow spider.