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.
''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.