Let’s throw caution to the wind and post a pic of one of my favourite NZ spiders. This girl is Trite planiceps. She has the common traits of a Salticid (jumping spider). These include the large front legs, large eyes (jumping spiders have the best eyesight in the the Spider-world) and a small abdomen. I’ve got her in a grooming pose.
They are a relatively common spider and pretty harmless. In fact. they’re probably quite a useful visitor to have in the garden as they’re aggressive predators of insects.