Friday Photo: 22 November

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 ).  These include the large front legs, large eyes (jumping spiders have the best eyesight in the the -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.

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