Tagged: NZ spiders

Our secret urban wildlife: Big Spiders - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Aug 27, 2018

Middle child was having breakfast when a big spider scuttled across the floor, heading for the table. It was a rare sight. One of our native tunnel-web spiders. It was out of its tunnel and out in daylight (it is normally nocturnal). This is the second occasion I’ve noticed one of these spiders inside our house. This is really not … Read More

Actually Arachnophobia is irrational - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Oct 26, 2016

I may be turning into a grumpy old man.  But sadly the click-bait title in Stuff about NZ Spiders annoyed me. The actual article was about how fascinating NZ spiders were. Rather than fueling the irrational fear of spiders, the article assuaged it. It pointed out that NZ spiders weren’t particularity dangerous, that the common daddy-long legs was … Read More