Story: Spiders and other arachnids

Common house spider

Common house spider

The common grey house spider, Badumna longinqua, is an Australian import, and probably the most commonly seen spider in New Zealand. It builds a circular retreat and its web radiates out from its hiding place. This female has rushed out to see what is plucking at her web.

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Simon Pollard, 'Spiders and other arachnids - Araneomorphs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2021)

Story by Simon Pollard, published 24 Sep 2007