Poecilopachys australasia
(Two-spined Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Poecilopachys australasia, commonly known as Two-spined Spider, belongs to the genus Poecilopachys, in the family Araneidae. Poecilopachys australasia spiders have been sighted 3 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Poecilopachys australasia includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Poecilopachys australasia is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of January.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Araneidae
  • Genus: Poecilopachys
  • Species: Poecilopachys australasia

Other Common Names

Two-spined Spider


(Griffith & Pidgeon, 1833)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 3 confirmed sightings of Poecilopachys australasia (Two-spined Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on December 3, 2023 by Spider ID member will_cb. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 3 sightings because of certain Poecilopachys australasia sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 33% of the time, Poecilopachys australasia spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 3)
  • Sex: 0 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Poecilopachys australasia has been sighted 3 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Low foliage (3).

Location and Range

Poecilopachys australasia (Two-spined Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: New Zealand.


Poecilopachys australasia has been primarily sighted during the month of January.

  • January: 2
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  • December: 1

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