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Festive Vlei Spider

Leucauge festiva

Description:

3 cm big. Caught a tiny fly.

Habitat:

In garden

1 Species ID Suggestions

Festive Vlei Spider
Leucauge festiva


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9 Comments

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Thank you Johan!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/140...
Hi Johan, this same spider is now bigger, maybe new spot can help us ID more accurate?

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 8 years ago

Looks like the link is not active any more.

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

That is very interesting yes, I have a spot of the same spider when it was smaller, or shall I say in the same area and thought it might be the same one. I cant get the link open you gave me, could you please send again. Thanks for all Johan!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 8 years ago

At this point I'll stick with Nephila sp. On the senegalensis the lines is across the body and not along.

Colouring of Orb Web Spiders: Interesting

The waste substances are chemically converted to harmless crystals and are stored in special cells. These white colored guanocytes are located in-groups and can be seen through the skin. This shows up as a very special pattern on the back of the orb weaving spiders.
http://ednieuw.home.xs4all.nl/Spiders/In......

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

thank you maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

nice series!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

True, I believe it is the Nephila senegalensis.

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 8 years ago

I think it is from the NEPHILIDAE family

Smith Zoo
Spotted by
Smith Zoo

Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Aug 23, 2012
Submitted on Aug 23, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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