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Offline chappo1

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Red back
« on: August 17, 2017, 09:09:29 AM »
This little lady, and the red ones are always the lady, is about 1 cm across.  The male is only a few mm and a tawdy brown.
This lady can cause vomiting, convulsions and has caused a few deaths.

Mating with her is a once in a lifetime experience as she gets hungry after sex and the closest meal is usually the poor male just after he has had his "fun".
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Re: Red back
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 09:54:23 AM »
closley related to what is generally recognized as the most dangerous animal/insect in New Zealand - The Katipo spider - although with the injuries that some dogs cause im not sure why they dont count as being a threat to humans.  Seriously though we are blessed with very few dangerous animals or insects, unless your are alergic to things like wasps and bees.  Dont have any pics of the Katipo however, in fact im pretty sure i have only ever seen one in my life time (not that i go looking for them)
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Re: Red back
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 01:14:33 PM »
Very nice close up showing the red back.
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Re: Red back
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 07:57:05 PM »
Close relative of the Black Widow here in the States.... ALSO potentially deadly.
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Re: Red back
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 08:24:15 AM »
Great picture, that red really stands out.