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NOAA Photo Library Image - line2982

Golden Silk Spider. Large spider is female with two smaller males on the web. Females can attain lengths of 30-40 mm, while males are only 4-6 mm. These spiders feed primarily on flying insects which they capture in their webs which can attain greater than 1-meter diameter. Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Image ID: line2982, NOAA's America's Coastlines Collection
Location: Georgia, Sapelo Island
Photo Date: 2000
Photographer: Brooke Vallaster, NOAA, Sapelo Island NERR

Category: Coastline/Southeast Georgia/Estuary/

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