|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Family:||Net Casting Spider (Deinopidae)|
|Species:||Net-casting Spider (Deinopsis subrufra)|
|This Photo:||Female, Body, dorsal, ~20mm|
General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills, and elsewhere
Highly variable species, generally grey to brown and up to 25mm body & head length. With 2 very large eyes pointing forward, similar to jumping spider, on the 2nd row. The other 6 smaller eyes are arranged as: 1 row of 2 eyes above, 1 row of 2 eyes below the larger ones, and the final 2 pointing down to the side on raised mounts. Long strong legs. Often specimens have lumps on the side and dark triangular stripes down their backs.