Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hello beautiful spider!

A Simply Extra
I've been posting a lot of spider pictures lately, which I know creeps many people out, but to me spiders are not only beneficial but beautiful critters.  I love learning about their unique features, habits and lifestyles.  

Below are three pictures of Nephila clavipes, a gorgeous web-spinning arachnid that is especially prevalent in the woods during late summer/autumn.

Many people know Nephilia clavipes by its common names of golden silk orb weaver or banana spider

The golden silk orb weaver's web really does look like spun gold as it shimmers in the sunlight 

I took these pictures along the outer edge of a grove of Vivax Bamboo where the spider's web stretched across a distance of about 10-feet 

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