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.