Species: A member of the Orb Web Spiders (family Araneidae)
Location: Southern African Wildlife College, Mpumalanga, South Africa
The orb web spiders, or orb-weaver spiders, are a large group of spiders that build wheel-shaped webs to trap their prey. They are found worldwide and many species are very large, long-legged and brightly-coloured. With over 3000 species in over 170 genera, Araneidae is the world's third-largest family of spiders.
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