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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).

3 comments:

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