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Orb spider? spotted in Brisbane

Observed: 8th March 2007 By: smokeydan
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Description:

sitting in a large web under a tree about 8 foot in the air- in the second shot it's investigating a cigarette filter which was caught in its web- so you can judge the size, the filter would be approx 5mm x 15mm

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Species interactions

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Dick_Jones's picture

Possibly a Nephila sp. The

Possibly a Nephila sp. The web looks as if the radii are grouped into four or five with a space between. The webs are also very large - up to a metre across, but not always a complete orb.

DJ