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Deinopidae by melvynyeo Deinopidae by melvynyeo
Taken at night in Singapore forest. For those who are unfamiliar with this cool spider... check out the video link www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ehjos… @2.00

The spider family Deinopidae consists of stick-like elongate spiders that build unusual webs that they suspend between the front legs. When prey approaches, the spider will stretch the net to two or three times its relaxed size and propel itself onto the prey, entangling it in the web. Because of this, they are also called net-casting spiders. Their excellent night-vision adapted posterior median eyes allow them to cast this net over potential prey items. These eyes are so large in comparison to the other six eyes that the spider seems to have only two eyes.

The genus Deinopis is the best known in this family. Spiders in this genus are also called ogre-faced spiders, due to the imagined similarity between their appearance and that of the mythological creature, the ogre. It is distributed nearly worldwide in the tropics, from Australia to Africa and the Americas. In Florida, Deinopis often hangs upside-down from a silk line under palmetto fronds during the day. It emerges at night to practice its unusual prey capture method on invertebrate prey.

The genus Menneus is also known as "humped-back spider", and Avellopsis as "camel-backed spider".

The entire family is cribellate.
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Kamose Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love these spiders.
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ShaunMichaelJones Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
He looks very ancient and wise.
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Vrinda-the-Wistful Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yikes!  You could anthropomorphize this something fierce!  :)
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Ladarzak Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Spider with arms . . right before bed. Shiver.
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flyingcheesecurds Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
i was just watching a documentary on them last night, fascinating spiders!
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MoonLanderTwo Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is amazing. I love the depth of field on this.( I hope that's the right term, I don't know photography.) I always look forward to your new deviations.
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RaymondEternal Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing kind of Spider! Somehow Resembles a Zerg! Nice Shot :squee:
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Zippo4k Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Nice find! If I'm not mistaken, I'm pretty sure this is a male (note that the terminal segment of each pedipalp seems enlarged and slightly flattened like a mitten).
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TheFunnySpider Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Now that one looks cool and a bit scary. :)
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CaelaSephyra Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful photograph !
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Sotografo Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
This is an amazing macro!
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ElephantAndSpyroFan Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student Photographer
So creepy... (in a good way :D). Very nice picture ^^
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raido-ehwaz Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Very haunting... Beautiful!
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ImPaintingWithMetal Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Im not a big fan of spiders but this looks awesome :)
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the link to the video - what fascinating creatures insects and spiders are :)
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fascinating YouTube clip and a wonderful photo.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Thank you! :) :)
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :hug:
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OralGiacomini Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
nice
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Thanks! :)
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