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White-banded orbweb

Zealaranea crassa

Description:

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.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Spotted on Jan 27, 2013
Submitted on Jan 27, 2013

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