Unidentified

Picture ID 135755

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Unknown what spider this is. Never seen one like it ever before. Found it sitting on my backpack while out hunting deer in Fiordland National Park New Zealand, in march this year, (2021). Would like to know what it is please.

  • Submitted by: 
    Steve60
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2021
  • Photographed: Mar 27, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Te Anau, New Zealand
  • Spotted Outdoors: High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks),Forest
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes:
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Helper-Harvestman

Based on shape, I’d say an orb-weaver of some kind, but as to what kind, I am entirely at a loss. I recommend checking out the book “A Photographic Guide to Spiders of New Zealand” by Dr. Cor J. Vink. If you don’t find your spider in there, I might suggest submitting your picture to the author through his university:

https://researchers.lincoln.ac.nz/cor.vink

Your spider is so unique and so lovely. I’d love to know if/when you find out what it is.