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Redback Spider

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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Theridiidae
Genus: Latrodectus
Species: L. hasselti



The image is of a female. Males are seldom seen as, after mating, the female eats her partner.

In these shots she is confined to a prespex box for the protection of the photographer !

Technical details
Sony A700
Lens Tamron 180mm F3.5 macro
Focal length : 180mm
Apeture : F6.7
Shutter speed : 1/50
ISO : 400
Date : Dec 2010


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