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Festive Vlei Spider

Leucauge festiva

Description:

3 cm - growing every day, see the old skin

7 Comments

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

ok, here is the one...

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/139...
see more detail - but not yet perfect angle in my opinion Johan.

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

It is raining today, so ill have to get that photo tomorrow. It was interesting to see the moult, but only got there when it was already out and hanging upside down "drying". It is in the middle of a shrub cover area with the wind blowing slightly, so it kept turning round and round. But will get a pic!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 8 years ago

Nope, not Nephilinae, it is an orb weaver, but from Tetragnathidae. Remember that your spotting just finished a moult, and the colouring is not 100% set.

http://www.djaniwildlife.co.za/wildways-...

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

I agree with the science names Nephila, but not senegalensis. With a top view pic it will be easier.

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Hi Johan, will do, he is a local here at Smith's Zoo!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 8 years ago

The green and white lines along the sides are characteristics that stand out. I would like to see the back from the top after the recent moult.

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Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Sep 7, 2012
Submitted on Sep 8, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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