3 May 2019

Critter of the Week The Six Eyed Spider

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:26 pm on 3 May 2019

Periegops suterii or, the 6 eyed spider, is endemic to our very own Banks Peninsula. Most spiders have 8 eyes, but this one only has 6, and not a lot is known about it. 

Nicola Toki is away this week, so her DoC colleague Warren Chinn, an invertebrate ecologist joins us to talk about these Periegops, which are believed to be night time hunters.

Periegops suterii - the six eyed spider

Periegops suterii - the six eyed spider Photo: supplied/Cor Vink, Canterbury Museum

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