Friday, 12 December 2008

An Odd Newcomer

Poecilopachys australasia (Araneidae) known as the two-spined spider is a comparatively recent immigrant from Australiahaving arrived in the Auckland area some 40 years ago. The female (of which these are photos) is a medium sized orbweb spider and has the two dorsal horns whilst the male is quite small and is without horns. This lady appeared in the garden last weekend.

2 comments:

  1. Wow! Fantastic. I want one! Not sure Helen would approve thoough...

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