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Monday, October 28, 2013

Banded-legged Orb Web Spider (Nephila senegalensis)

Family Nephilidae  
 These spider webs can contain up to 27m of silk.

I have never seen this many spider webs in KNP before and counted up to 55 spiders on one which was about average for the rest. Most belonged to the Banded-legged Orb Web Spider (Nephila senegalensis).


Gaelyn said...

That was so cool looking.

Firefly said...

Probably closely related to the golden orb spider we have around were.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I remember these, but afraid they will never win their way to my heart :-)) Have a great day, Diane