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2010-12-17 5-00-45 PM - IMG_0659 Female Golden Orb Weaver Spider [Nephila edulis]

By Degilbo  
This orb weaver must have found a good spot for collecting food as it is still in its web one week after I captured it. The golden orb weavers [Nephila edulis] are one of the largest spiders found in Australia. Their webs with diameters of over 1 meter can be found hanging off sign posts, in or between trees.
Female spiders can measure up to 45 mm while the smaller males measure only 6 mm. The male is often found in or around the web of the female.
Beside the male and the female boarders resides in the web. They are called quicksilver, dewdrop or droplet spider (Argyrodes antipodianus)
because their silvery body shines like drops of water in the sun. Further details at:

Tags: Canon General Golden Spider Close-up and macro Spider web Weaver Brisbane Queensland Orb Wildlife and nature Acdsee pro3 Eos500d (argyrodes Antipodianus)

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19 Dec 2010 12:37AM
Excellent capture

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25 Dec 2010 7:18AM
Thanks, Topdog!

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