Kōrero: Spiders and other arachnids

Trapdoor spider

Trapdoor spider

Trapdoor spiders (Canturia species) rely on ambush to trap unsuspecting prey as they walk close to the trapdoor opening. When the spider senses the patter of tiny feet, it rushes out from beneath the trapdoor and pulls the victim into the burrow.

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Photograph by Simon Pollard

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Pollard, 'Spiders and other arachnids - Mygalomorphs – tarantula relatives', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12713/trapdoor-spider (accessed 25 June 2021)

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