Biodiversity & Evolution

Arachnids » Deinopis

Deinopis

This species belongs to the genus Deinopis, part of the family Deinopidae – the net-casting spiders. Holding a web between its legs, this spider waits for prey to pass beneath it on the ground and then attacks by dropping down from above and casting the net over the prey! Las Brisas Nature Reserve, Costa Rica.

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