What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: What’s that bug?
Location: Cambodia
March 18, 2013 5:15 am
Dear Bugman,
I shot these pictures in Angkor Wat, July 2012. I don’t even know if it’s an insect or a Nephila pilipes-like spider: it seems to have six legs but silk seemed to be emanating from its behind; it could also have been dragging something else’s silk, not sure. Do you have any idea?
Thanks,
Paul van Hemert
The Netherlands

Golden Silk Spider

Golden Silk Spider

Hi Paul,
You are correct that this is a Golden Silk Spider in the genus Nephila.  It is missing a few legs.

Golden Silk Spider

Golden Silk Spider

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Cambodia

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