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An abundant species, tolerant of human environments, found in caves, grykes, gold and coal adits, under piled houses, in underground watertanks and many other dark sites. It is present in a variety of forest types. Its marbled brown and light brown, especially the bands on the legs is in sharp contrast to the relatively uniform brown of the uncommon co-inhabitant of caves, Macropathus filifer
. There has been much confusion concerning these two species and descriptions of P. edwardsii
are given under the name of M. filifer
. Found through coastal Nelson, Marlborough and at least the southern part of the North Island.
Text updated: 8/05/2006