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.