Vagrant spider (Uliodon albopunctatus)
- Last edited 3 years ago by Maintenance script
Family: Zoropsidae (False Huntsman Spiders)
Species: U. albopunctatus
Binomial name: Uliodon albopunctatus
Common name: Vagrant spider, Large brown vagrant spider., Prowling spider.
Uliodon albopunctatus is a large common, endemic spider and is a member of vagrant spiders (Genus Uliodon). It is a ground dwelling spider with a body length up to 27 mm and is found in gardens and forests throughout New Zealand. It is nocturnal. The female places her hemispherical eggsac in hollows under rocks, logs, etc. The bite of this spider can be painful.
Photo of a large female. The male has orange bulbs on the ends of its palps.
Thanks to Wikipedia for text and information: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/