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Golden Silk Orb-weaver

Nephila clavipes

Description:

Golden orb-weavers reach sizes of 4.8 - 5.1 cm (1.5 - 2 in) in females, not including legspan, with males being usually 2/3 smaller (less than 2.5 cm, 1 in). The largest specimen ever recorded was a 6.9 cm (2.7 in) female N. clavipes (which is now debated to have been a new yet undocumented subspecies) from Queensland, that was able to catch and feed on a small-sized finch

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JasonHarris
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JasonHarris

Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 19, 2012
Submitted on Sep 19, 2012

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