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nephilid spider

Nephilengys borbonica


The color of the abdomen ranges from dark grey to brown or purple. While the sternum is not red in most specimens, it is so in some females from Madagascar, and all studied females from the Comoro Islands. Female abdomen color Madagascar ranges from white though creamy brown to purple.




Spotted this in a tree the parking lot of the visitors centre in Andasibe Mantidia National Park.

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Carolina 13 years ago
Nephilengys borbonica
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Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 13 years ago

Thanks for the ID on this Carolina. I've been going through some of my first spottings and I saw that I never updated this.

Dan Doucette
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Spotted on Nov 11, 2005
Submitted on Apr 11, 2011

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