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Uploaded on Thursday 29 Dec 2011 by Peter Prokosch

Red-legged Golden Orb-Web Spider (Nephila inaurata), Madagascar

Year: 2011 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The Red-legged Golden Orb-Web Spider (Nephila inaurata), lives in South Africa, Madagascar and other islands in the Indian Ocean. Like other members of the golden-orb spiders it can weave webs so strong that sometimes even birds and bats get caught. The spider has a leg-span of up to 10cm and is commonly kept in captivity.
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