Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Horizontal orbweb spider

Photo by Dru Burger

Photo by Dru Burger

Leucauge dromedaria (Thorell)

Order: Araneae
Family: Tetragnathidae

Size range

  • Medium–sized spider. Body length about 7 mm


  • Found in New Zealand and Australia

Life History

  • Builds a horizontal web, often near water
  • Hangs upside down below its web, well camouflaged from above and below
  • Feeds on flying aquatic insects