Crowe, Andrew

A book that makes it simple to identify a spider and learn about its lifestyle. In this new companion to his award-winning Which New Zealand Insect? Andrew Crowe showcases New Zealand spiders, with practical details on how, when and where to find them.

The author continues in his typically entertaining style to weave in many odd and surprising facts – such as how best to eat big spiders, which ones fly, and how to use spider webs for catching fish or for stopping flying bullets.

You can also learn here:

  • Which spiders somersault or jump
  • Which spiders walk on water, live under the sea or in caves
  • Whether the whitetailed spider really is dangerous
  • How to find and recognise a native katipo spider

Some 60 new Zealand spiders and their relatives (both common and rare) are described and illustrated with 130 photographs.

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Penguin NZ, November 2019.  63 pages, paperback, colour photographs