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Is This A Spiny Orb Weaver
Dear Bugman
Can you help? I found this spider in my garden in Hamilton New Zealand on a Grisalenia plant. This spider is about the size of your small finger nail. I think it could be a Spiny Orb Weaver. Is this a native to New Zealand? Thanks
Tony

Hi Tony,
Back in December of 2005 we received a photo of this species also from New Zealand. We identified it as a Spiny Orb Weaver, but never identified the species. We tried to get a species again now, but once again, with no luck. Perhaps one of our readers can provide a more accurate species identification.

Update: (01/19/2007) New Zealand Spiny Orb Weaver ID…
Hi there!
I did some searching on Google and found a New Zealand museum site with your spiny orb weaver. It calls it a Two-spined spider (Poecilopachys australasiae) and has some basic info about it.
http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/ResearchAtTePapa/Research/NaturalEnvironment/InsectsSpidersAndSimilar/SpidersWeb/What/Pages/Twospined.aspx
Regards, Matthew

Wow Matthew,
Thanks so much for your quick ID.

Broken Links Fixed
Broken links on your site
December 28, 2010 4:53 pm
Hi,
You have a couple of links to Te Papa’s website on your website, thanks heaps for that! I have recently noticed in our logs that some of these are broken, so I thought I’d report them to you to enable you to fix them.
These broken links came from a data migration when we upgraded our website. We are really sorry about it.
These are the 3 pages with broken links:
https://whatsthatbug.com/2007/12/29/two-spined-spider-from-new-zealand/
https://whatsthatbug.com/2005/12/21/two-spined-spider-new-zealand-spiny-orb-weaver/
https://whatsthatbug.com/2007/01/17/spiny-orb-weaver-from-new-zealand/
The new address of the two-spine spider on our website is the following:
http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/ResearchAtTePapa/Research/NaturalEnvironment/InsectsSpidersAndSimilar/SpidersWeb/What/Pages/Twospined.aspx
Thanks a lot for linking to us again!
Kind regards,
Florence Liger, webmaster at Te Papa
Signature: Florence Liger

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