Golden silk orb-weaver with prey

Golden silk orb-weavers are widespread in warmer regions throughout the world, with species in Australia, Asia, Africa (including Madagascar), Costa Rica, and the Americas. The name of the golden silk orb-weavers refers to the color of the spider silk, not the color of the spider itself. Yellow threads of their web shine like gold in sunlight. In the attached images we see a spider catching a wasp, the spider then packs its prey with its silk and hangs the package in his net, later on he eats the wasp. The venom of the golden silk orb-weaver is potent but not lethal to humans. It has a neurotoxic effect similar to that of the black widow spider; however, its venom is not nearly as powerful. The bite causes local pain, redness, and blisters that normally disappear within a 24-hour period.

Golden silk orb-weaver with prey

Golden silk orb-weaver with prey

Golden silk orb-weaver with prey

Golden silk orb-weaver with prey

Golden silk orb-weaver with prey

Golden silk orb-weaver with prey

Golden silk orb-weaver with prey

Golden silk orb-weaver with prey




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