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False katipo spider

Steatoda capensis


A Medium–sized spider. Body length 7 mm. Shiny black or dark brown similar in size and shape to the true katipo


Common around homes, gardens, under logs or any dark place. This one was under an umbrella stand where she was guarding an egg sac till I disturbed her.

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Puketapapa, Auckland, New Zealand

Spotted on Jan 23, 2014
Submitted on Jan 23, 2014

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