Our wonderful Jonathan LOVES bugs. He delights us with them every week. Jonathan has showcased a huge variety of local insect life for us to inspect!!!
Today he brought in the biggest spider we've ever seen with our own eyes. It is called a Miturga in Australia, and a Uliodon in New Zealand. It's common names are a Vagrant Spider or a Prowling Spider.
We had to take this photo super fast because we could only open the lid for a short time... and we didn't want to get too close (they bite, but are not poisonous). You can see how big it is compared to a lavender head!!!
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