Golden Silk Orbweaver

This is a huge Golden Silk Orbweaver, I want to say at least the size of my hand around 3 inches wide and 6 inches to the tip of my middle finger. So I believe this may be a female.

She picked the best spot for her web, and how they know where and at what height to build their webs is truly amazing. I am hoping to head back there to measure the web.

Her nutrition is a Hercules Beetle.

Looks like some little ones are practicing their web weaving!


Links

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/golden_silk_spider.htm

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/MISC/BEETLES/Dynastes_hercules.htm

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