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A spider fond of spinning

Sunday, December 31, 2006 | 0 comments

On our walks near to the end of the year we often see adult female golden silk orb-weavers. The species is Nephila clavipes. The genus name Nephila is translates to "fond of spinning".

Adult female Nephila clavipes against the blue sky.
Adult female Nephila clavipes against the blue sky.

The above photo was made when Esme and I visited the canyon near the town Chavarillo. Read more on our walk in the canyon in Return to Chavarillo.

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