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Golden Orb-web Spider female.

Nephila pilipes


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.


Roc Cave entrance above Callao Cave, Penablanca, Cagayan


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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Golden Orb-web Spider
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KarenL 12 years ago


Birding For Fun
Birding For Fun 12 years ago

What a fantastic photo. Great post.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 12 years ago


LarsKorb 12 years ago



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

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