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One of the almost ubiquitous spiders found in summer is the Tetragnathid Leucage dromedaria. This is also known as the silver camel spider in Australia. While it builds an orbweb, it is not in fact a true orbweb. The web is usually built horizontally rather than on the vertical plane, and the web is open in the centre (true orbwebs have a centre dense with threads). The long chelicerae (fangs) are another important distinction.


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I don’t usually photograph spiders from the side, but this way seemed good to capture the silver hump on the dorsal surface, and the dark colouring of the ventral. The shot is slightly under-exposed to show the detail on the abdomen.