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Black body with yellow dots and an orange bulbous tip on a large web.
Large web near a paddi field.
Thanks everyone for the ID.
Nephila pilipes indeed !
Compare this spider with the spider in my spotting...http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/172...
Nephila pilipes hasselti as per........http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nephila_pil...
I agree with folicallyand travelingchez, its definitely an large orb weaver or the Nephila genus.
I hope I don't have to meet this one, but it is very nice spotting.
Definitely nephilia and there is enough of the side view for a good identification. It matches all my pilipes images. Check out some research and see what you think.Dave
I was thinking it might be a golden orb spider but I couldn't get around the other side to see the markings.
Looks like nephila pilipes, golden orb weaving spider or giant wood spider. The location is exactly the same where I find them too.Dave
Spotted on Jan 12, 2013 Submitted on Jan 14, 2013