2022 November 18
Ian Cooper sends a photograph of the spider Pimoa altioculata. He writes: These spiders are normally very skittish and difficult to photograph because they tend to flee to the deeper recesses of their webs at the slightest disturbance. Fortunately, this one lingered out in the open long enough to take multiple photos and video clips of it. Pimoa altioculata are one of my favourite spiders to encounter, as mature individuals like this one can be impressively large and have beautiful markings. They’re also much less common than other species I see on a regular basis.
Pimoa altioculata (Ara.: Pimoidae) Ian Cooper