Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Twospined spider egg sac

Photo by Ruth Renner

Photo by Ruth Renner

Poecilopachys australasiae (Griffith & Pidgeon)

Order: Araneae
Family: Araneidae

Size range

  • About 10 mm long


  • From Australia, found in New Zealand since the 1970s

Life History

  • Found in gardens on shrubs, often on citrus trees.
  • Spider builds a small orbweb at nightime.
  • Dismantles the web after use.
  • Eggsac spindle–shaped.
  • Food includes moths.

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