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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

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.
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
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:
The new address of the two-spine spider on our website is the following:
Thanks a lot for linking to us again!
Kind regards,
Florence Liger, webmaster at Te Papa
Signature: Florence Liger

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