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Thursday, November 1, 2018

November 1, 2018

Location: Dade City, Withlacoochee River Park

I am a female Golden Silk Orbweaver,
I only shave my first, second and fourth sets of legs.
I don't have any hair on the third set
I'm pretty no matter what anyone says.

(Note: Spiders don't really shave their legs, that's just a joke, but I thought it was really interesting that after all these years of looking at these girls I never noticed before that their third set of legs doesn't have any hair.)

Sources: Insect Identification - Golden Silk Orbweaver (Nephila clavipes)

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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