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
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