Ordgarius magnificus, Magnificent (bolas) spider

Normf

Emerald Beach, Australia

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I found this specimen (Female) under the leaves of a tall palm I was pruning. It seemed quite docile while being shot (it left after the shoot). Try as I might I could not make out the eyes properly (as most spiders have prominent eyes) as this spider appeared to have VERY strange faciale features for a spider with a prominent orange bump that appeared to have 4 small eyes??.

Bolas Spiders are unusual orb-weaver spiders that do not spin the typical web. Instead, they hunt by using a sticky ‘capture blob’ of silk on the end of a line. By swinging the ‘bolas’ at flying male moths nearby (which are lured to the spider by use of up to three pheromone-analogues), the spider may snag its prey rather like a fisherman snagging a fish on a hook. Because of this, they are also called angling or fishing spider

Camera Model Canon EOS 40D
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Shutter Speed 1/13
Aperture Value 14.0
Metering Mode Spot Metering
ISO Speed 250
Lens EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Focal Length 100.0 mm
Image Quality RAW

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