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Deinopis subrufa

Deinopis subrufa (also called Rufous Net-casting Spider) is a species of net-casting spiders. It occurs in eastern Australia and Tasmania. It is a nocturnal hunter, having excellent eyesight, and hunts using a silken net to capture its prey. They feed on a variety of Insects - Ants, Beetles, Crickets and other Spiders. They can vary in color from fawn, to pinkish brown or chocolate brown. Females are about 25mm, males about 22mm. They are not dangerous to humans.

This species is often found on a few strands of web in forest, woodland and heathland, or on flat surfaces for example on the outside of houses.

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Uploaded on February 6, 2010