Monday, December 19, 2011

Nephila pilipes in Bengkulu Indonesia


This photo was taken in Bengkulu Indonesia. At first sight i thought those two spider were a mother spider and her only child. But then i have found out that those are not a mother and her only child, but those are a couple of Nephila pilipes. The female is the larger one. I think its not larger, but much much larger. It is more like the male has married with a giant female...
Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Nephilidae
Genus: Nephila
Species: N. pilipes
Binomial name : Nephila pilipes (Fabricius, 1793)

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EXIF data: Focal length: 200mm, F/4.5, 1/60sec, ISO-800

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