Kōrero: Spiders and other arachnids

White-tailed spider

White-tailed spider

White-tailed spiders eat other spiders, including the grey house spider. The white tail (left) mimics the struggles of an insect on the grey house spider’s web, and when the resident rushes out for a meal, it becomes dinner itself.

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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/12724/white-tailed-spider (accessed 25 September 2021)

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