This is one of more than 40 species of Australian funnel web spiders. They are so named because they live in a silky tube with the exit surrounded by threads allowing them to detect passing prey which they emerge to seize. Funnel webs are found along the eastern seaboard of the continent, mostly in moist cooler forests. Hadronyche cerberea is found in the southern part of NSW and Victoria in coastal and mountain wet forests. This is a tree and rotten log dwelling species. This Funnel web is known to be highly toxic and can kill humans although the number of deaths has decreased since the introduction of a vaccine.