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Golden Orb Web Weaver - Romantic Nature This photograph entails a male Golden Orb Web Weaver (Nephila genus) hitching a ride on a much larger female spider.  Romance in Nature is always entertaining and unique.   Banded-legged Golden Orb-web Spider,Geotagged,Namibia,Nephila senegalensis,colorful,funny,hilarious,humor,love,markings,mating,reproduction,romance,spider,venom,web Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Golden Orb Web Weaver - Romantic Nature

This photograph entails a male Golden Orb Web Weaver (Nephila genus) hitching a ride on a much larger female spider. Romance in Nature is always entertaining and unique.

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  1. Great shot. Promoted. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks a lot. Appreciate it. Posted 4 years ago
  2. This is fantastic, I've never seen them side by side like this. What an enormous difference! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks a lot. I agree ... the difference is enormous. At first I had thought it was a baby spider, but when I read up on this species, I came to learn it was actually a male. I was amazed. Posted 4 years ago

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The spider species ''Nephila senegalensis'' is commonly known as the banded-legged golden orb-web spider. The name comes from the fact that the joints of the spider are typically coloured a golden yellow. It is common in the savannas of South Africa. Males are much smaller than females. These spiders are diurnal and weave impressive webs.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Jan 3, 2015. Captured Mar 29, 2014 17:41 in D2874, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/9.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO400
  • 200mm