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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. Araneae,Australia,Deinopis subrufa,Geotagged,arachnid,arthropod,deinopis subrufa,fauna,invertebrate,macro,net-casting spider,ogre-faced spider,spider Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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.

    comments (6)

  1. Welcome Ruth.
    Love this strange perspective and I don't think ogre-faced is fair for these.
    Posted 2 years ago
  2. Welcome Ruth! I love this - looks like it's doing spider ballet :) Posted 2 years ago
  3. Welcome! :D Good to see you here!

    And you already know how much I LOVE this photo! <3
    Posted 2 years ago
  4. Welcome on board, Ruth! Incredible species. To those unfamiliar with their net casting behavior, sharing this video (not by me):



    And interesting to hear 15C as being a cold night, it would be a very hot night here hehe.
    Posted 2 years ago
  5. Amazing image - almost surreal! Posted 2 years ago
  6. Love it, my favourite spiders! Posted 2 years 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 Christine Young
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded May 23, 2018. Captured Apr 28, 2018 19:51 in Gardeners Link Trail, Dudley NSW 2290, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/16.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO320
  • 100mm