General Description

Spider red-brown to pale grey, sometimes with dark markings. Abdomen narrow with straight sides. Legs long and thin. Head with two huge eyes and six smaller eyes. Body up to 3 cm long.


Net-casting Spiders are active at night. They hunt by throwing a small web on their prey. They spin and hold the web between their front legs, then wait for prey to walk past, close enough to stretch the net over the animal. When the spider releases the net, it contracts and traps the prey.


Mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Vegetation in urban areas.

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