Range Tracking

Golden Silk Spider at ORCA

The female Golden Silk Spider (Nephila clavipes) that lives at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area behind the office has become a favorite daily stop to see what she is up to. Lately she has had the attentions of a male Golden Silk Spider lurking around on her web.
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The dramatic size difference between the two sexes is evident in this photo. The female Golden Silk Spider is gigantic compared with the male seen above her.
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The male moves freely around the web. Here the female dines on some sort of insect while her mate can be seen partially hidden behind her.
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A better shot of the male dwarfed by his mate. He has giant headlight-like eyes staring forward divided by a white patch.
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A photo from a few days ago shows the female subduing a dragonfly that got caught in the web.

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