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Golden orb-web spider

Nephila inaurata

Description:

Body is about 5cm long, found in a coastal forest in Saadani, Tanzania. Males were very small and orange/red (also in the picture)

Habitat:

Coastal Forest

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago
Orb-web Spider
Nephila sp. Nephila inaurata


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2 Comments

NinoFranssens
NinoFranssens 5 years ago

Thanks !

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Nephilidae, Nephila sp., not really sure which one. If I MUST choose one, I would take Nephila inaurata, without being happy with it.
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NinoFranssens
Spotted by
NinoFranssens

Pwani, Tanzania

Spotted on Jul 6, 2014
Submitted on Sep 6, 2014

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