Sunday, 28 October 2018

Rufous Net-casting Spider




I photographed this slender but impressive looking spider on the sliding glass door of a house in Lismore, home to our friends Geoff and Christine. It is a male Rufous Net-casting Spider Deinopsus subrufa, waiting for his dinner to blunder along in the night. From toe tip to toe tip he is about 20cm across. He will make a rectangular woolly web which he flings across any prey walking or flying by. You can see a picture of the web on Ed Nieuwenhuys's website about Australian spiders.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

There are so many amazing creatures on this planet !
Jocelyn

Simon Leather said...

Cool

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