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Seychelles - Praslin -Vallee de Mai Naturale Reserve - Big Palm Spider

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The Seychelles palm spider (or Nephilia inaurata) can be seen all over the Seychelles. The female with a total diameter from 20 centimetres, and a body length of 6 centimetres is a very impressive spider. Its web can have 1,5 meter diameter, and the threads are among the strongest in the spider world, and can hold young birds and fruit bats. The males are 20 times smaller than the females and spend their life in the females web. Normally there are several males in the web. On the picure you can see a female.

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Comments (1)

st.newbury on September 17, 2012

Impressive and very coloured spider. Thanks for info. Like 2. Regards. Newbury

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 8, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Paolo Grassi
    • Taken on 2012/08/26 16:27:11
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired