Deinopis subrufa female at night
At 15C/59F, nights are a little cooler now, but there's still plenty to find. Always a delight to come across an Ogre spider - this one a little female. These spiders do not spin conventional webs, they hang out like this in the foliage with a tiny silken net strung between their front legs when hunting, ready to ensnare a passing meal. 10mm body length.
''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
Uploaded May 23, 2018. Captured Apr 28, 2018 19:51 in Gardeners Link Trail, Dudley NSW 2290, Australia.
Love this strange perspective and I don't think ogre-faced is fair for these. Posted 4 years ago
And you already know how much I LOVE this photo! <3 Posted 4 years ago
And interesting to hear 15C as being a cold night, it would be a very hot night here hehe. Posted 4 years ago