Kōrero: Spiders and other arachnids

House fly in a web

House fly in a web

This house fly has become tangled out in the web of the common grey house spider. Its struggles have alerted the spider, which is injecting venom into the fly to immobilise it, before starting to feed.

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Photograph by Simon Pollard

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Pollard, 'Spiders and other arachnids - Webs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12711/house-fly-in-a-web (accessed 16 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Simon Pollard, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007