Story: Spiders and other arachnids

Tunnel-web spider

Tunnel-web spider

Tunnel-web spiders (Porrhothele antipodianna) are found throughout New Zealand, often under logs.They are related to tarantulas, and are a harmless close relative of the venomous Australian funnel-web spider.

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Photograph by Simon Pollard

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How to cite this page:

Simon Pollard, 'Spiders and other arachnids - Mygalomorphs – tarantula relatives', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12712/tunnel-web-spider (accessed 18 November 2017)

Story by Simon Pollard, published 24 Sep 2007