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Net-casting Spider

Posted by
: Helen : (who is currently photographing in, Australia) on 25 February 2016 in Animal & Insect.

I have lived in this house for 25 years and never seen a spider like this before.

Well today, unbelievably, this spider positioned itself on my front door. Measuring its leg spread, it measured 10cms or a little more. I had to look it up, and discovered it was a Net-casting Spider.

"Net-casting Spiders have a unique way of catching their prey. They make a small web in the form of a net held by the front legs that can be stretched out wide to envelop an unwary insect passing by.

(Source: Australian Museum)

If you are interested in reading a little more about this spider you can See more at: Wikipedia

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/100 second F/4.0 ISO 250 105 mm

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Urszula from GdaƄsk, Poland

Horrible one :(

25 Feb 2016 9:45pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh bien

26 Feb 2016 3:17pm

k@ from Paris, France

Wow, she's a cross itself and links them both (parts of the door), impressive.
And loved your words on Denny Jump's page. Totally agreed.

27 Feb 2016 5:13pm