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Golden Silk Orb-weaver

genus Nephila

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago
Golden Silk Orb-weaver Spider
Nephila sp. Golden silk orb-weaver


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4 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Same genus, but not the same species.

LauraMark
LauraMark 9 years ago

Hi Bayucca, thanks for all your help so far! Do you think these two could be the same? http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/385...

LauraMark
LauraMark 9 years ago

I don't have other photos of this exact one, but i often see them hang in the trees on PKU Campus. I'll bring my camera one of the days and get some better shots. Anyway, thanks for the suggestion. It's is at least better than what I've could have come up with :)

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Nephila sp., the large on is the female and you have also the much smaller male on the picture! Cool spotting! Do you have another picture from the other side?
It could be Nephila pilipes, which is quite common in your area and East Asia. However, the markings on the legs are not 100% perfect for that one. In addition, IDs for Nephila sp. are easy for the genus, but species are often mis-IDed.
ID correct? http://www.flickr.com/photos/wildsumatra...
ID correct? http://www.flickr.com/photos/arnolouise/...
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/207/15...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nephila_pil...

LauraMark
Spotted by
LauraMark

河北 (Hebei), Paracel Islands

Spotted on Sep 11, 2013
Submitted on Sep 12, 2013

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