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Ground spider (Intruda signata)

Kingdom: Animalia tribe :
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Gnaphosidae
Genus: Intruda
Species: I. signata
Binominal name: Intruda signata
Common name: Ground spider

Is a ground spider that is found in New Zealand and Australia.
It has a distinctive colour pattern. This is a male by its colour pattern. The female markings are similar, but the large creamy markings towards the front end of the abdomen have an outer dark border. Information thanks to Phil Sirvid, Curator of spiders at Te Papa