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.


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