Golden Silk Orb-Weaver

Saturday, November 15, 2008

After intense research finding information about my sister pet, which is the spider... Finally, i managed to find some information about it... It is a Golden Silk Orb-Weaverilk spider a.k.a Nephila maculata.

Main features: Large (female only) shiny legs with red or yellow 'joints', builds large orb webs.

Female: 20cm across from toe to toe, with a body about 3-5cm; males are only one-tenth as big, at 5-6mm.

World distribution:
Tropical areas from Africa, India, China, Japan across Southeast Asia to Northern Australia and the South Pacific islands.

Classification: Family Araneidae which build orb-webs. Nephila maculata is the largest of its genus.




If you want to read more about this spider click here, here and here. =)

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