4th January 2013, 03:30 AM
Image of uncommon spider taken in our garden during a warm afternoon, sorry I do not know its name. Approx 8mm body
1/100,f 13, ISO 200, Canon 30D, Sigma 105mm, Raw + Jpeg.
4th January 2013, 10:27 AM
Very interesting! For now I'd just keep my fingers off the flowers and call him 'Sir'!
4th January 2013, 12:34 PM
Fear not there are only two poisonous spiders in New Zealand. (one of which is the introduced Australian Redback) But this isn't one of them. But calling him sir is probably a good idea, why take the chance of upsetting him or any of his friends.
4th January 2013, 05:06 PM
You said there were only two poisonous spiders in New Zealand, you have discounted the Australian Redback but never said what the other one was...........could this be the other one?
Ken thanks for sharing, nicely captured.
4th January 2013, 05:11 PM
Cool shot. Beautiful colours.
5th January 2013, 06:49 AM
Latrodectus katipo, the katipo, is an endangered species of spider native to New Zealand. A member of the genus Latrodectus, it is related to the Australian redback spider, and the North American black widow spiders. The species is venomous to humans, capable of delivering a comparatively dangerous spider bite. My image was not a katipo nor a redback.