Net-casting Spider!

Posted: December 2, 2013 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time

Rufous net-casting spiderThis Rufous net-casting spider lives amongst the trellissed vines in one of our gardens & weaves her rectangular shaped net every summer
NB this photo is magnified to about 5 times her size in real life

  1. dinahmow says:

    Wonderful, Mo! Such fascinating things, aren’t they. (Even the one that bit me yesterday!)

  2. julie says:

    She makes cloth like yours. And even at 1/5 the size, she’s still pretty gigantic.

  3. Eliene says:

    I really do like spiders Mo….and I love to watch them weaving their webs. This is a great shot. Years ago,over a 12/14 hr period [intermittently]we watched a spider devour her prey [a praying mantis] caught in her web,…from the inside out sheslowly sucked everything out. It was the most amazing thing to watch…and from our kitchen window. We had a passionfruit vine right outside the window so with the help of a chair, we were able to go back time and time again and watch up close..fascinating.

    • Mo Crow says:

      I watched a daddy long legs do that to a fly last summer here in our lounge room it was like watching one of those African wildlife documentaries a bit gruesome yet fascinating!

  4. so ingeneous
    nature in full spectrum

  5. Patricia says:

    loving this industrious critter–and the image you described at Grace’s–sitting on the edge of the earth with white butterflies.

  6. Patricia says:

    beautiful. and the comment at Grace’s. sitting on the edge of the world with white butterflies. ooooooh.

  7. Carol says:

    Beautifully captured Mo, and isn’t that just a beautiful little net she’s made? Lovely photo. And I do love spiders, even the huntsman that bit Di!

  8. deedeemallon says:

    wow! it’s creepy and magnificent at the same time

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