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NOAA Photo Library Image - nerr0863

Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve. Close-up of a Golden Silk female spider. The females of this species can range between 30 to 40 mm in length. The smaller males, two seen on the other side of the web in this photo, are only 4-6 mm long. These spiders feed primarily on flying insects.

Image ID: nerr0863, NOAA's Estuarine Research Reserve Collection
Location: Sapelo Island, Georgia
Photographer: Brooke Vallaster, NOAA, NOS, SINERR

Category: Estuaries/

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