White-tailed spider (1649/2613)

Lampona-murina_3728.jpg Preserved tree stumpsThumbnailsWhite-tailed spider

White-tailed spider. Often blamed for biting people with sometimes severe effects, there has never been any proof that this is actually the case, and research has shown their bite causes only mild symptoms at worst.

Scientific name
Lampona murina
Common names
white-tailed spider
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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