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The Golden Silk-Orb Weaver Spider Eats Birds
Terrifying, but kind of awesome.
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Key Facts In This Video
Nephila, the genus name of the golden silk orb-weaver spider, means "fond of spinning." 00:53
Golden silk orb-weaver spiders have been observed catching and eating birds and snakes. 01:26
The silk from golden silk orb-weaver spiders has been used to make microscope eyepiece crosshairs, violin strings, and even a cape. 02:35
Golden Orb Weaver Spiders Are Architects Of Entrapment
Nature's architects, indeed.