Magnificent (bolas) spider, Ordgarius magnificus

Normf

Emerald Beach, Australia

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Magnificent (bolas) spider, Ordgarius magnificus (previousley Dicrostichus magnificus) is a bolas spider in the family Araneidae. It is endemic to forests along the Australian east coast. They live in trees or tall shrubs, rarely less than 2m above the ground. The easiest way to find them is to search for clusters of large, brown egg-sacs suspended among foliage; the spider will be found nearby, at day sheltering in a retreat made from rolled leaves and silk.

Like all bolas spiders, the female attracts male moths with an airborne pheromone. Once a moth approaches, the spider senses it coming due to vibration sensitive hairs on its outstretched legs. It is then caught with a sticky globule that is flung at the prey.

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