Story: Spiders and other arachnids

Katipō spider stamp

Katipō spider stamp

Although few people ever see a katipō spider, it is widely known because it is one of the few venomous native animals. It is the only New Zealand spider to feature on a postage stamp, as part of the 1997 Creepy Crawlies series produced by New Zealand Post.

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Reference: 1997 Creepy Crawlies stamp issue

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

Story by Simon Pollard, published 24 Sep 2007