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Two-spined spider (female)

Poecilopachys australasia


Small spider to 7mm diameter. The white is very stark so I can only assume it is warning colors or it did look a little like bird poo on the leaf, from a distance. It lay very still with its legs tucked in.


Small sheet web over the surface of a leaf. Te Mata, New Zealand


Adult males lack the pair of large abdominal spurs and the bright colors that characterize the adult females.

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36 Comments (1–25)

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 8 years ago

Thanks ceherzog!

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 8 years ago

Quite a harmless spider Petrice, unless you are a small tasty morsel of food.

ceherzog 8 years ago

Very wonderful...congrats!

PetriceFischer 8 years ago

Nice spot nice but deadly? Ha?????

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 8 years ago

Thank you Carol, Nuwan, Jolly, Fyn, sanmiggums, Mayra, Leana. Antonio, Thank you for the lovely feedback, it gave me a boost and I am ready to do some more spotting! Cheers!

Congratulations Andrea on this SOTD!

Amazing capture andrea,congrats on the SOTD
and thanks for sharing such a beautiful spotting page

MayraSpringmann 8 years ago


sanmiggums 8 years ago

Wonderful spotting

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Awesome spotting, congratulations Andrea Lim!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Congratulations Andrea

NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Congratulations Andrea! Amazing spot!!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD! This is a wonderful spider.

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 8 years ago

Thank you Argy Bee, Satyen and Jakubko!

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 8 years ago

Thank you Argy Bee, Satyen and Jakubko!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Awesome! Congratulations on Spotting of the Day!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Amazing! Congrats!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago


Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 8 years ago

WOW .... SOTD. What a lovely surprise KarenL. Thank you very much to all of the well-wishers. Much appreciated.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

So jumbled up yet so beautiful. Congrats Andrea. :)

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

Beautiful spider congrats!

Congratulations !

LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Remarkable spider! Looks like a piece of Halloween candy! Congratulations on SOTD, it is beautiful. Great Macro too.

Congratulations on the SOTD, Andrea Lim, wonderful spotting!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago


Andrea Lim
Spotted by
Andrea Lim

Waikato, New Zealand

Spotted on Mar 25, 2013
Submitted on Mar 29, 2013

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