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Golden Silk Orb-Weaver

Nephila pilipes

Description:

From Wikipedia: Nephila pilipes is a species of golden orb-web spider. It is commonly found in primary and secondary forests and gardens. Females are large and grow to a body size of 30–50 mm (overall size up to 20 cm), with males growing to 5–6 mm. It is one of the biggest spiders in the world.

Habitat:

Seen in a trail through highland farms and secondary forest near the village of Siulak Deras on the edge of the Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia.


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15 Comments

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 4 years ago

Came back to see your spider again. You can't believe how I use to be so scared of spiders and now I think they are cool!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 4 years ago

Great series!

luke.mackin
luke.mackin 4 years ago

Thanks, Carol! I definitely love watching them....from a distance! My friend in the last picture is a little too close for my tastes. I prefer my 250mm zoom lens ;)

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 4 years ago

Incredible series and love the last photo a lot too! These spiders are gorgeous and scary at the same time.

KrantiAzad
KrantiAzad 4 years ago

nice series !

luke.mackin
luke.mackin 4 years ago

Thanks, everyone! It is certainly an amazing creature!

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 4 years ago

Beautiful colors

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

handsome Nephila and beautifully captured !

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 4 years ago

Gorgeous spider!!!! Love it!

luke.mackin
luke.mackin 4 years ago

Awesome! I'll add it!

travellingchez
travellingchez 4 years ago

I've changed it to anthropods of Indonesia.

harsuame
harsuame 4 years ago

Full series :: buena captura

luke.mackin
luke.mackin 4 years ago

I'd do it, travellingchez, but this isn't an insect! Is it possible to change the name or description of your mission to "Anthropods of Indonesia?"

travellingchez
travellingchez 4 years ago

Great shot. I've created a mission so we can document the wide variety of insects in Indonesia. It's here if you are interested. http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1773...

lori.tas
lori.tas 4 years ago

Awesome shots. Almost walked face-first into one once.

Jambi, Indonesia

Lat: -1.89, Long: 101.31

Spotted on Feb 1, 2013
Submitted on Feb 5, 2013

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