Kōrero: Coastal shoreline

Katipō spider

Katipō spider

Katipō spiders live among clumps of sand-dune vegetation or under driftwood, and are nocturnal. The female, shown here, is about the size of a pea – six times larger than the male. She can deliver a venomous bite, which causes fever, muscle tremors and vomiting. The English translation of katipō is ‘night stinger’.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Photograph by John W. Early

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Coastal shoreline - Sand dunes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4830/katipo-spider (accessed 12 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006