18 March 2014

Critters ~ March 2014

I thought I'd best keep the pets and the critter pictures separate ☺
We're still trying to work out exactly what this spider is (??)
Same spider
The first monarch had not long emerged from her chrysalis, and the male was right there.
Fully dried.  New life on our dying swan plant.


rachaelnz said...

Hi Chelle,
Looking at the top spider, it reminds me of this one. My sister found one in her backyard in Hawke's Bay a couple of weeks ago.
I wonder if your one could be an immature form of it.

Chelle said...

Hi Rachael!!
(So good to *see* you here)
your link took me to a post about the Australian Grey House Spider (?)
It may well be..... (see this picture: https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/16631099 )
but our specimen had a very boxy tail.