Story: Spiders and other arachnids

Male harvestman

Male harvestman

The males and females of these native relatives of the common daddy-long-legs look so different that they were often thought to be different species. The male is usually black and has huge crane-like chelicerae (appendages).

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Simon Pollard, 'Spiders and other arachnids - Other arachnids – spider relatives', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 August 2022)

Story by Simon Pollard, published 24 Sep 2007