We don’t have poisonous animals and insects in New Zealand, with the exception of the Katipo spider (I’ve never seen one) and the white-tailed spider, which I think is an Australian import, and which I’ve also never seen. There are no snakes at all, no scorpions. In fact, we can generally relax.
It being summer just now, and actually warm, the doors and windows tend to be wide open. This afternoon I spotted the bug pictured above on our kitchen door. I’ve not seen one like this before, but it’s interesting, with the spots and stripes. I have no idea what it is, I’m afraid, and some initial research hasn’t helped. If you happen to know, do leave a comment.