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Zealaranea crassa a small widespread New Zealand species of orbweb spider with a body length of about 7mm. It is generally found in flowers, hedges, gorse, or manuka. It is a grayish brown colour with a prominent extremely variable white band across the front of the abdomen. The white band can be sometimes being two large white spots or a pattern of dots, crescent shaped patches, or bands. The web is typical of orb webs with closely spaced spirals. It was spotted in my back yard, Kilbirnie Wellington, NZ.
Spotted on Jan 27, 2013
Submitted on Jan 27, 2013