Funnel-Web Spider hunting a helpless grasshopper- Macrothele cf. segmentata ♀

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    Macrothele spiders are known to be some of the most vicious-looking around; with several members within the Hexathelid family known to be fatal to humans.

    Macrothele spiders can be identified by its dark body colour and the long and flexible spinnerets. These spiders build sophisticated webs (which can be very large) among leaf litter or within crevices of tree trunks or mud slopes.

    Trip-silks are positioned throughout the entrance of the lair so as to warn the spider of predator and prey. The nest is built with plenty of entrance/ escape holes.

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