Kōrero: 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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Simon Pollard, 'Spiders and other arachnids - Mygalomorphs – tarantula relatives', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12712/tunnel-web-spider (accessed 9 August 2020)

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