Story: Spiders and other arachnids

Ray and Lyn Forster

Ray and Lyn Forster

Dunedin spider specialists Ray and Lyn Forster examine their book, Spiders of New Zealand and their worldwide kin, at its launch in 1999. The couple devoted their working lives to the study of spiders – a field known as arachnology – in New Zealand. Between them they described and named around 800 spiders.

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Simon Pollard, 'Spiders and other arachnids - What is a spider?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by Simon Pollard, published 24 Sep 2007