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Golden Orb-web Spider female.

Nephila pilipes

Description:

Golden Orb-web Spider female. Wiki - Females are large and grow to a body size of 30-50mm, with males growing to 5–6 mm. The Nephila pilipes' web is vertical with a fine irregular mesh and not symmetrical, with the hub is usually nearer the top. Rather than egg sacks being hung in the web, a pit is dug which is then covered with plant debris or soil.

Habitat:

Roc Cave entrance above Callao Cave, Penablanca, Cagayan

Notes:

ID by John Ronel Gil of Phil. Biodiversity Net. Locally "Gagambang Hari" or "Gagambang Kalabaw". Photo by Rawen Balmaña Taken during Basic Cave Photography Workshop (5-9 Dec 2011)

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4 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Fabulous!

Birding For Fun
Birding For Fun 9 years ago

What a fantastic photo. Great post.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow!

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 9 years ago

stunning

Philippines

Spotted on Dec 9, 2011
Submitted on Feb 24, 2012

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