Kōrero: Spiders and other arachnids

Katipō spiders

Katipō spiders

The female katipō (left) is much larger than the male, and has a large red stripe on its upper surface. Only the female is capable of biting humans.

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Photograph by Simon Pollard

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Pollard, 'Spiders and other arachnids - Venomous spiders', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12721/katipo-spiders (accessed 6 December 2019)

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