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Deinopis subrufa dorsal with prey Update January 21, 2020....I initially misidentified this net-caster as Deinopis ravida due to the abdomen shape. (Although similar, D. ravida and D. subrufa are recognised as separate species). She&#039;s been hanging around on a bush by my front door for several weeks. I&#039;d noticed a male some time ago and then, much to my joy and excitement, I found her tucked in to a corner of my porch with an egg sac a week ago, so I wonder if this abdomen may have been full of eggs when I took this shot. <br />
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Female body length 25 mm Araneae,Australia,Common net-casting spider,Deinopidae,Deinopis subrufa,Geotagged,Summer,arachnid,arthropod,fauna,invertebrate,macro,net-caster spider,new south wales,ogre spider Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Deinopis subrufa dorsal with prey

Update January 21, 2020....I initially misidentified this net-caster as Deinopis ravida due to the abdomen shape. (Although similar, D. ravida and D. subrufa are recognised as separate species). She's been hanging around on a bush by my front door for several weeks. I'd noticed a male some time ago and then, much to my joy and excitement, I found her tucked in to a corner of my porch with an egg sac a week ago, so I wonder if this abdomen may have been full of eggs when I took this shot.

Female body length 25 mm

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The presence of a pair of very large eyes that face forwards and long, slender legs that at rest are aligned in pairs to form an X are features of this and other Deinopis species. It is not too difficult to find a specimen with the characteristic net attached to its legs. Alternatively, abandoned nets are sometimes found where deinopids are common.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Jan 8, 2021. Captured Jan 2, 2021 16:03 in 19 Scenic Dr, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO250
  • 105mm