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Joro spider (Golden Orb-web)

Nephila clavata

Description:

large yellow and black abdomen, legs black with faint orange bands, size in second photo

Habitat:

urban, forest edge

Notes:

I spotted this in some bush near Duoyushi village near Yuangyang rice terraces. It was very slow moving maybe due to the chilly weather.

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6 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks for the comments. Pretty and spider aren't two words you hear together often!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Pretty spider!

I think it'd be squished lol

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 9 years ago

Brilliant spotting, Dan. Awesome looking fellar!

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks, I think you're right.

PongWira
PongWira 9 years ago

I think this is Nephila clavata.

dandoucette
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云南 Yunnan, Paracel Islands

Spotted on Jan 1, 2012
Submitted on Jan 21, 2012

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