Kōrero: Spiders and other arachnids

Orb-web spiders mating

Orb-web spiders mating

The long chelicerae (pincer-like appendages) of orb-web spiders make them look very ferocious, and they are commonly called big-jawed spiders. They are often seen along lake shores, where they trap aquatic insects.

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Photograph by Simon Pollard

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Simon Pollard, 'Spiders and other arachnids - What is a spider?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12705/orb-web-spiders-mating (accessed 15 April 2021)

He kōrero nā Simon Pollard, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007