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Two Spine Spider

Poecilopachys australasia


Small spiders, less than one centimetre across. The upper surface of the female's abdomen is yellow and olive with two white horn-like ‘spines' that give this spider its common name.


Found in our back yard on an orange tree hanging out on the under side of a leaf.

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marycaughley 8 years ago

Thanks Jill. I wondered why the colours were darker than the ones I found on image search :). Have added it to the mission.

JillBlack 8 years ago

Mary this is a female juvenile the colours get brighter as it ages. Please consider adding this to Biodiversity of North Island New Zealand

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

very nice spotting!

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Gisborne, New Zealand

Spotted on Nov 4, 2012
Submitted on Nov 4, 2012

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