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.
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