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Casting Nets

Deinopis sp. - Danum Valley, Borneo


This is a net-casting spider seen during a night hike in Danum Valley. This spider has an unusual hunting method it hangs with its net stretched between its front legs and when prey approaches it will launch itself forward while stretching its web out and entangle its prey, thus the name net-casting spider. Another common name for spiders of this genus is ogre faced spiders due to the odd facial features they have with 2 large prominent eyes. Spiders of this genus can be found in the tropics worldwide.

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Taken on July 30, 2014