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Sci-fi ogre spider Deinopis subrufa male, seen on a sandstone wall.<br />
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Body length 25 mm.  Araneae,Australia,Deinopidae,Deinopis subrufa,Fall,Geotagged,Net-casting spider,Ogre spider,arachnid,arthropod,autumn,fauna,invertebrate,macro,new south wales,spider Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. You got some fabulous spider images lately. Brilliant shot and makes it look UFO like. Posted 14 days ago
  2. Agree with Ernst, this is a master piece! Posted 13 days ago
  3. Great title Posted 13 days ago
  4. You sure know how to find them Ruth.
    Posted 13 days 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. They feed on a variety of insects - ants, beetles, crickets and other spiders. They can vary in color from fawn to pinkish brown or chocolate brown. Females are about 25mm in body length, males about 22mm. They are not dangerous to humans.

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

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Uploaded May 22, 2020. Captured Apr 24, 2020 09:59 in 183 Brooks St, Bar Beach NSW 2300, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/14.0
  • 10/2000s
  • ISO400
  • 105mm