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the golden orb weaver (large spider)

Nephila pilipes

Habitat:

These spiders were spotted hanging in the door way of the Banteay Kdei ruin, a Buddhist temple in the Angkor Wat area.

Notes:

I'm pretty sure that the larger spider is a Giant Wood Spider (Nephila pilipes), but I don't know what the smaller species in the frame is.


2 species ID suggestions

the golden orb weaver (large spider)
Nephila pilipes Nephila pilipes
Multi-colored St.Andrew's Cross Spider (small spider)
Agiope versicolor

5 Comments

shean1
shean1 4 years ago

That's sort of creepy

JanineLingTurner
JanineLingTurner 5 years ago

i was trying to id the larger spider via a phone, even though i was close i think you a right with Nephila maculata!!

LennyWorthington
LennyWorthington 5 years ago

Why?

JanineLingTurner
JanineLingTurner 5 years ago

close!

LennyWorthington
LennyWorthington 5 years ago

The large spider looks more like Nephila maculata

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Lat: 13.45, Long: 103.85

Spotted on Jan 24, 2013
Submitted on Oct 26, 2013

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