Spiders

Spiders

Spiders of New Zealand vary from simply annoying right through to the downright scary, and seriously dangerous.

Many species are commonly found inside houses, garden sheds, garages, and other areas frequented by humans.

Some of those which don’t usually share our dwellings, are not uncommonly found indoors during their mating season as these species are not static web-builders as such but are free roaming and can actively hunt their prey over relatively large territories.

The following is intended to be a brief overview only. If you are interested in examining the topic further there are many excellent resources available, both on and off-line.

Wolf Spider

There are numerous species of Wolf Spiders, with wide size ...

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White-Tailed Spider

A hunting spider which commonly lives in older homes and ...

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Tunnel-web Spider

Probably the most feared spider in New Zealand. Found in ...

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Redback Spider

Very common throughout New Zealand. Regularly found in warm dry ...

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Recluse Spider

Common around houses and often carried with boxes and freight. ...

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Orb-Weaver Spider

These spiders are large, heavy, and slow moving, Not usually ...

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Katipo Spider

Katipo means ‘night stinger’ in Maori. Only the female bites. ...

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Huntsman Spider

Probably the most commonly encounted large and “terrifying” spider in ...

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Daddy Long-Legs Spider

Very common spider around dwellings, sheds, and warm dry to ...

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Black House Spider

These spiders are commonly found on the outside of houses, ...

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