How does the ogre-faced spider hunt?

How does the ogre-faced spider hunt?

These spiders of the genus Deinopis are weavers, but the web they manufacture consists of a few threads attached to the front legs.

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Deinopis sp. has a very peculiar way of capturing its prey. Geoff Walker

When prey (e.g. a moth) approaches, the spider separates the legs, extends the spiral and rushes over it to catch it.

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These spiders weave a net between their legs to “catch” their prey. Adlaya

They’re called “ogre-faced” because of the “face” of the prosoma. They hunt similarly to errant spiders, so their eyes are hypertrophied.

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Deinopis sp. has earned its nickname. His disturbing face becomes the last nightmare of his food. Alex Hyde

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