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A mother's cherished possession Fun and intrigue these past weeks watching and documenting both a male and a female net-caster spider...each one living separately on a conifer either side of my porch entrance.<br />
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Then January 11, I woke up to find the female had moved inside my porch and had produced a most beautiful egg sac, so I&#039;m assuming the two found each other! <br />
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She stayed with the sac for a day and a half then left - I&#039;ve been watching the sac eagerly for developments and I&#039;ve read that the female will return to open the sac, so I&#039;ll keep an eye out for progress and developments. <br />
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Female Deinopis subrufa body length 25 mm. Araneae,Australia,Deinopis subrufa,Geotagged,Rufous Net-casting Spider,Summer,arachnid,arthropod,fauna,invertebrate,macro,spider egg sac Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

A mother's cherished possession

Fun and intrigue these past weeks watching and documenting both a male and a female net-caster spider...each one living separately on a conifer either side of my porch entrance.

Then January 11, I woke up to find the female had moved inside my porch and had produced a most beautiful egg sac, so I'm assuming the two found each other!

She stayed with the sac for a day and a half then left - I've been watching the sac eagerly for developments and I've read that the female will return to open the sac, so I'll keep an eye out for progress and developments.

Female Deinopis subrufa body length 25 mm.

    comments (4)

  1. Brilliant shot ,very special. Posted one month ago
    1. Ernst, thank you! Posted one month ago
  2. How exciting! I hope you get to see the big moment! Posted one month ago
  3. Pure elegance. And thank for monitoring them so closely! Posted one month ago

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''Deinopis subrufa'' is a species of net-casting spiders. It occurs in eastern Australia and Tasmania. It is a nocturnal hunter, having excellent eyesight, and hunts using a silken net to capture its prey.

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

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Uploaded Mar 22, 2021. Captured Jan 11, 2021 07:15 in 59 Merewether St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/14.0
  • 10/1600s
  • ISO250
  • 105mm