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Golden Web Orb-Weaver Spider

Nephila clavipes

Description:

Nephila spiders vary from reddish to greenish yellow in color with distinctive whiteness on the cephalothorax and the beginning of the abdomen. Like many species of the superfamily Araneoidea, they have striped legs specialized for weaving (where their tips point inward, rather than outward as is the case with many wandering spiders). Their contrast of dark brown/black and green/yellow allows warning and repelling of potential predators to whom their venom might be of little danger. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_silk...



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James McNair
Spotted by
James McNair

Titusville, Florida, USA

Lat: 28.61, Long: -80.81

Spotted on Oct 22, 2014
Submitted on Oct 23, 2014

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