As with all spiders, the ‘brown-footed’ species can have very different colourations.

The Australian National University (ANU) has released a colouring chart of the different species and how they differ.

It can help you tell if the brown-footed spider is a brown spider or a black spider.

If you spot any errors, please let us know.

First published: 15 February 2017 14:39:21More stories from Australia