Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Six legged Spider, Thomankuttu - Nov 2008

This Giant Wood Spider ( Nephila Maculata ) I spotted at Thombankuttu had only six legs. Their webs can be found hanging from branches of trees throughout the Thommankuthu jungle.
TMKH_045_thommankuth_kerala_keralapix.com_DSC0273Photo ID: TMKH_045
"On a mission to build a new home"
Why only six legs ???
This spider is reported to be harmless to humans. This species of spider spins one of the largest web.

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