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American Golden Orb-web Spider

Nephila clavipes


Nephila clavipes is a species of giant wood spiders only found in warm places throughout America. Its coloration can vary from green to orange, they have a white furry head and fur in the middle of the legs, this doesn´t only help the spider to move smoother through the web but also to catch its prey more effectively. In this species, just as most spider species, the female is a lot bigger than the male.




This spider ate a really big Cicada while I was in there. It was amazing!

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Nimbid Ditavi
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Nimbid Ditavi

Cundinamarca, Colombia

Spotted on Apr 9, 2013
Submitted on Apr 9, 2013

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