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28-MAR-2007 İAlexander Dudley 2007


Durroghby NSW

I found this spider on the trunk of a tree on the edge of a rainforest at Durroghby NSW. It was making short work of a crane fly.
Notice the ends of the palps which demonstrate that this spider is a male using his organ of generation as an eating utensil.

Nikon D200 ,Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro
1/160s f/16.0 at 60.0mm iso100 manual flash and slave full exif

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Yvonne02-Apr-2007 08:04
Amazing detail!