I needn’t let all that listening to Morrissey get me down, as I can always find a friend:
I have of course had many photos and blog postings of these ones before – they’re quite common in Wellington and, like this one, the males will often wander inside at this time of year.
It’s Trite planiceps, a species with a number of common names usually referring to the blackness of the “arms” and “head”. They’re completely harmless; rather fun, and not at all concerned by people. This one was quite “happy” to jump on to my hand and be photographed.
If only all spiders were like this.
And eventually I will come up with something else to write a blog posting about.