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Golden Orb Weaver

Common Name Golden Orb Weaver

Scientific Name Nephila clavipes

Species Arachnid

Family/Group Spiders

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Description

The webs created by this spider are among the largest spider webs found in Nicaragua. The spider in the photos is a female - the male is very small (ten times smaller than the female). This spider is not dangerous; it eats all types of animals that get trapped in its web.

Habitat

Throughout the country.

Nicaragua Animal Guide