Subject: Unknown Spider from East Africa
Geographic location of the bug: Manyara, Tanzania
Time: 02:28 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman : Hello, looking to try and identify this spider. It is approximately 4″. You cannot access around the spider to take a picture of it’s topside.
How you want your letter signed: Joshua Johnston
Look closely at the silk of the web and you will understand why the common name of spiders in the genus Nephila is Golden Silk Spider. The female on the left is about 50 times the size of her diminutive mate on the right.
Wow, so interesting. Thanks for the quick reply.