Net-casting Spider
Female, upper eye-arrangement
Adelaide Hills
Net-casting Spider
Female, ventral
 
    
Net-casting Spider (Deinopsis subrufra)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Spider, Scorpion, Mite & Tick (Arachnida)
Order: Spider (Araneae)
Family: Net Casting Spider (Deinopidae)
Species: Net-casting Spider (Deinopsis subrufra)
This Photo:     Female, lower eye-arrangement

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills
Highly variable species, generally grey to brown and up to 25mm body 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.

Copyright © 2017 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Feb-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species