Story: Spiders and other arachnids

Nursery-web spider (1st of 3)

Nursery-web spider

An adult female nursery-web spider (Dolomedes minor) creates its distinctive white web, often seen on the tips of low shrubs such as gorse, broom and mānuka. Because they are nocturnal, the spiders can usually only be found by searching with a torch after dark.

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Simon Pollard, 'Spiders and other arachnids - Webs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2023)

Story by Simon Pollard, published 24 Sep 2007