World's largest web-spinning spider found in South Africa

mercurial

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A new breed of giant spider - which has huge five-inch females and tiny males - has been discovered by scientists.

The female of the new species of golden orb weaver spider has a body one and a half inches long with a leg span of five inches and weaves a web more than three feet wide.

The tiny male, however, has a leg span of just one inch. The variation of the Nephila species, named as Nephila Komaci, was discovered by US and Slovenian researchers in Africa and Madagascar.

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Tux

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<lady spider> Does this web make me look fat?
 

Ou grote

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Dam! We should set a few of those loose on the Zim border so they can build us a wall.
 

tco21

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Pretty please with a R200 note on top could someone local the OP pic?
 
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